International Society Annual Meeting Travel Grant

The AAD offers grants to dermatology residents, fellows, or young dermatologists (within five years of completing residency) from the United States and Canada 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. 

The 2018 application is now closed. The 2019 application will open June 2018. Email me a reminder when it opens.

Grant information: Each program has different requirements and provisions. Get details about 2018 meetings under the Opportunities tab below.

Criteria

  • Maximum of two applicants per residency program.
  • One applicant per residency program per international meeting.
  • One year of 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 U.S. 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.
    • Sept. 15-18, 2018, Curitiba, Porto Alegre

    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.
    • July 2-5, 2018, Edinburgh, UK

    Chilean Society of Dermatology (SOCHIDERM):
    • Two scholarships available.
    • Ground transportation provided to meeting locations.
    • Complimentary registration and accommodations.
    • Attendees must understand and speak Spanish fairly well.
    • April 12-14, 2018, Vina Del Mar, Chile

    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.
    • April 26-29, 2018, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore

    European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV):
    • Three scholarships available.
    • $750 (USD) stipend, complimentary registration, and accommodations.
    • September 12-16, 2018, Paris, France

    French Society of Dermatology (FSD):
    • Two scholarships available.
    • $1,500 euro stipend and complimentary registration.
    • Attendees must be fluent in French. 
    • December 11-15, 2018, Paris, France

    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.
    • 2018 dates TBD.

    Irish Association of Dermatologists (IAD):
    • Two scholarships available.
    • Complimentary two nights of accommodation, meeting registration, and dinner.
    • April 26-28, 2018, Limerick & University Hospital, Limerick

    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 U.S. State Department travel warning should be in place for Israel. 
    • April 25-27, Tel Aviv, 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.
    • May 23-26, 2018, Verona, Italy

    Mexican Academy of Dermatology:
    • Two scholarships available for each meeting (a total of 6 scholarships available)
    • Complimentary registration for the meeting and lodging (three days).
    • Attendees must be able to speak and understand Spanish. 
    • March 7-10, 2018, Mexico City

    Scottish Dermatological Society (SDS): 
    • One scholarship available. 
    • 750 pounds sterling stipend and complimentary registration. Stipend towards accommodations up to 500 pounds.
    • One-week commitment, including a tour of some of the other Scottish dermatology departments (Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen) in the three to four days before the annual meeting.
    • May 31-June 1, 2018, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Questions
    Should you have any questions about this grant, please contact Kari Webb at KWebb@aad.org.