Maria Duran Scholarships

Maria Duran Fellowship Award

About the Award

To honor the memory of Maria M. Duran, MD, former Secretary-General and Executive Vice-President of the International Society of Dermatology, the Maria M. Duran Committee wishes to recognize potential future female leaders in international dermatology.

Four to six fellowships of US $500 will be given this year. The awardees will be required to submit a recorded oral presentation of their abstract for the ISD Maria Duran Session at the International Congress of Dermatology's Virtual Congress, November 10-13, 2021. 


Deadline for Applications is July 15, 2021

Meeting:  International Congress of Dermatology 
Place:     Virtual Congress
Dates:     November 10-13, 2021 


  • Female residents in dermatology or within one year of training completion/board examinations
  • Preference will be given to ISD members at the time of application
  • Preference will be given to those from low income countries
  • Letter of recommendation from the Chair of the applicant’s training program and local/regional/national dermatologic society
  • Age under 35 years (copy of passport)
  • Proficiency in English to deliver presentation
  • Present a short summary of their abstract at the ISD Sister Society Meeting at Congress
  • Agreement to prepare a report for the IJD about the meeting she attended
  • One applicant per dermatology program/department
  • Preference will be given for topics focusing on women/children


  • You must submit an abstract with your application and submit the abstract to the congress
  • An application that includes a copy of the abstract, must be completed below
  • Letter of endorsement
  • Description of why you would like to attend the meeting
  • Brief biography (not a complete CV)

To Apply

Apply on-line at ISD Maria Duran Fellowship awards

Questions? Please contact us via email: or Tel : +1-386-437-4405


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