SkinCare for Developing Countries

The Academy offers grants to individuals and organizations to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects under the SkinCare for Developing Countries program.

Grants vary between $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the proposal, scope of the project, and availability of funds.

Proposals must:
  • Support the Academy’s strategic framework.
  • Be related to dermatology and/global health care, and serve beneficiaries in underserved regions of the world.
  • Be sustainable, community-based, and rely on additional sources of funding.
  • Demonstrate how the project would be monitored and evaluated.
  • Be submitted online (no emails).

In addition, Academy members and non-members are eligible to apply for the grants. Multi-year projects can be funded for up to three years.

Submit a request by Jan. 31, 2014 for 2014 grants!     

2012 recipients

  • Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Teledermatology in Underserved Areas (Botswana, Guatemala, and South Africa)
  • Barbara Wilson, MD, and Michelle Bayer, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Teledermatology Outreach to Hillside Healthcare International (Belize)
  • John Strasswimmer, MD, PhD, Evaluation of Volunteer Host Program in Africa project (Gabon Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania)
  • Isabel Maria del Pilar Casas, MD, Community Dermatology Argentina
  • Sydney N. Klaus, MD, Dermatology Training Program for Primary Health Workers (Ethiopia)

Deadline to apply for 2014 grants:  Jan. 31, 2014. 


Submit a request here.

You must complete the following sections to submit your request:

  • Principal investigator(s)/project director(s).
  • Project information.     
  • Budget plan.
  • One letter of recommendation from an AAD member.
Other important forms:    
  • Proposal.
  • Project status report.