The Academy works with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) to match interested dermatologists with overseas volunteer opportunities. View travel locations below. Through this program, volunteers train local health care providers, giving them the knowledge and skills to make a difference in their own communities. AAD funded travel grants are available through HVO for those who have a confirmed HVO assignment.
Opportunities for dermatologists experienced in burn or wound care with HVO burn management or wound and lymphedema management programs also may be available.
- Central America sites - $500
- African or Asian destination - $1,000
To seek funding
To be considered for this travel grant, let the HVO Volunteer Placement Coordinator know of your interest in the AAD's grant program. HVO must have a copy of your itinerary, noting name of traveler, destination, and cost.
Once funding has been approved, a check will be issued to the volunteer. Should the assignment not happen, full reimbursement to HVO will be expected. If the assignment is shortened because of a situation beyond the control of the volunteer, no reimbursement is expected. If the volunteer decides to leave early for personal reasons, a prorated amount should be refunded to HVO.
Additional costs not covered by this travel grant are tax-deductible for U.S. citizens. Please complete the Financial Contribution Form on the HVO website to document additional costs. HVO will send you a letter acknowledging the additional expenses as a tax-deductible contribution to HVO. Please keep this letter in your tax file.