2021 International Congress of Dermatology Global Education Awards

About the Global Education Awards

This award is available to Dermatologists in private practice or at University Centers, and residents or registrant Dermatology Training Programs.

Candidates must be ISD members at the time of application. They must submit an abstract (oral or poster) which is accepted by the 2021 ICD Scientific Committee.  A separate submission for the Global Education Award scholarship must be submitted at www.intsocderm.org for review by the ISD Education Committee. Applications are due 1 July 2021.

To ensure a wide geographical distribution of the awards, awards will be limited to 2 recipients per country. The award will be in the amount of $1,000 US and the basic registration fee will be waived.

  1. These awards are available to both trainees in dermatology and to qualified dermatologists. Applicants may be residents or  individuals registered in dermatology training programs or University Centres, or dermatologists working in public or private practice. Given the limited funding available, preference will be given to applicants from developing countries.
  2. Candidates must have submitted an abstract directly to the International Congress of Dermatology (oral or poster).
  3. Candidates must be members of the ISD at the time of submission. Preference is given to applicants under 35 years of age at the time of Congress.
  4. Prior award recipients of ISD scholarships, fellowships or grants are not eligible.
  5. Candidates must be ISD members at the time of application. They must submit an abstract for the meeting (oral or poster) and separately an application form  to be reviewed by the ISD Education Committee Members.
  6. Applicants must be enrolled in a residency/training program at the time of the meeting or a young dermatologist under the age of 35 (must be 35 or under at the time of the ICD in November 2021). 
Selection criteria

The award is a monetary grant to defray the cost of travel to ISD Sponsored meetings.   The following criteria will be used in selecting the award. 

  1. Originality (how original or unique is their idea, observation or research?)
  2. Design and methodology utilized in the investigation or research
  3. The originality of the design methods used in the investigation or research. This includes appropriate use of controls, statistical power of the study, proper technique, logicality of conclusions. 
  4. Clinical usefulness ( how useful are the observations or conclusions of the investigator)
  5. Scientific usefulness ( will the study stimulate scientific research)
  6. Writing style and English grammar ( is the abstract written clearly and concisely)

Each of the above criteria’s will be independently rated by the committee members on a scale ranging from 0 to 10.  Eligible abstracts with the highest total score ranked by geographical region will receive the award. 

How to submit a Scholarship Application

Applicants must electronically submit an abstract and follow the abstract instructions.  
Deadline: 1 July 2021

Applicants must submit their Award Application with their Abstract for the ISD Education Committee to review.
Deadline: 1 July 2021

  1. Include copy of abstract submitted to 2021 ICD.
  2. Abbreviated curriculum vitae (up to two pages)
  3. Personal statement indicating why the applicant should be selected.
  4. Recommendation from the applicant’s former or present training director by the application deadline.