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International Society Travel Grant


Important update

Due to the cancelation of many International in-person meetings, we are giving our 2021 travel grant recipients the opportunity to defer their grants to 2022. Applications for 2023 meetings will open in June 2022.

The AAD offers grants for travel to international dermatology meetings. The grants are open to dermatology residents, fellows, or young dermatologists who are within five years of completing residency from the United States and Canada. The grants are for travel to dermatology meetings in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The program offers participants an opportunity to meet foreign colleagues and establish long-lasting professional relationships.

Accepting applications in May 2021.

Accepting applications June 2022 for 2023 meetings

Criteria

  • Maximum of two applicants per residency program.

  • One applicant per residency program per international meeting.

  • One year of training or more must be completed by the time of the meeting.

  • Individuals may receive an International Society Travel Grant only once during their careers.

  • Residency program directors must provide applicants with a signed letter of recommendation (PDF preferred format), to be attached to online applications, which indicates approval of time off for society meetings. 

  • Prior to applying, all potential scheduling conflicts must be resolved to avoid taking the opportunity away from other applicants.

  • No deferrals permitted. Eligible applicants may reapply the following year if unable to accept scholarship.

Opportunities

Through mutual arrangements with several international dermatological societies, a number of travel grants are available for US and Canadian residents, fellows, or young dermatologists (within five years of completing residency) to attend these societies' meetings. Each scholarship program has different requirements and provisions. 

Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Complimentary registration and accommodations

  • Recipients must be fluent and understand written Portuguese or Spanish

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)

  • Four scholarships available

  • Complimentary registration and hotel accommodations (bed and breakfast), including an invitation to the Welcome Reception; children cannot be accommodated

Chilean Society of Dermatology (SOCHIDERM)

  • Two scholarships available

  • A stipend of $500 US dollars will be received at registration

  • Complimentary registration to the meeting and participation in all social activities included in the Scientific Program

  • Accommodations at the Headquarters Hotel

Dermatological Society of Singapore (DSS)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Complimentary registration and a $500 stipend

  • One- to two-week clinical observation attachment to the various dermatological training centers in Singapore, such as the National Skin Centre, Changi General Hospital, and/or Singapore General Hospital

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)

  • Three scholarships available

  • $750 (USD) stipend, complimentary registration, and accommodations

French Society of Dermatology (FSD)

  • Two scholarships available

  • 1,500 Euro stipend and complimentary registration

  • Attendees must be fluent in French 

Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists (IADVL)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Recipients to submit a summary of their work in dermatology for presentation at the conference (poster)

  • Complimentary registration for the meeting and one dermatology/dermatosurgery course

Irish Association of Dermatologists (IAD)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Complimentary two nights of accommodation, meeting registration, and dinner

Israeli Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ISDV)

  • Two scholarships available 

  • Complimentary registration for scientific and social programs

  • $500 (USD) stipend to be delivered at the meeting

  • At the time of travel, no US State Department travel warning should be in place for Israel 

Italian Society of Dermatology (SIDeMAST)

  • Two scholarships available

  • 500 Euro stipend to be delivered at the meeting

  • Complimentary housing and registration

  • Attendees must be fluent in Italian

Mexican Academy of Dermatology

  • Two scholarships available for each meeting (a total of six scholarships available)

  • Complimentary registration for the meeting and lodging (three days)

  • Attendees must be able to speak and understand Spanish 

Scottish Dermatological Society (SDS)

  • One scholarship available 

  • 750 pounds sterling stipend and complimentary registration, with stipend towards accommodations up to 500 pounds

  • One-week commitment, including a tour of some of the other Scottish dermatology departments (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen) in the three to four days before the annual meeting

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