DermLink is an annual grants programme that provides support for ILDS Member, Affiliated and Observer Societies ("ILDS Members") to undertake initiatives that help patients with skin disease in underserved parts of the world.
We welcome applications from anywhere in the world, however, all applications need to be supported by an ILDS Member. This year, we would also like to invite applications from Patient Organisations with the support of an ILDS Member.
These projects are diverse and reach patients all over the world. Improving capacity to support and provide treatment for Persons with Albinism (PWAs) in Angola, Nigeria, Malawi and beyond, to providing treatment and skincare training in refugee camps in Bulgaria and Nigeria, developing Teledermatology access in Botswana, Nepal and Tajikistan, or providing training programme for pharmacy staff prescribing topical treatments.
Applications for the 2024 DermLink Grants Programme are now open! Apply by 29 February 2024.
Complete the application form here to apply for a 2024 DermLink Grant
There are 3 types of DermLink Grant:
- Materials and Equipment – up to US$3,000 for dermatological materials and equipment
- Individual Training – up to US$3,000 for short-term dermatological training for an individual
- Field or Community Projects – up to US$5,000 for projects in resource-poor regions lasting no more than 12 months
ILDS DermLink Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, reviewed by the International Foundation for Dermatology (IFD) Committee and approved by the ILDS Board.
Please note that applications will only be accepted in partnership with ILDS Member, Affiliated and Observer Societies ("ILDS Members").
You can find a list of ILDS Members in the Membership Directory if you require a local partner.
Before submitting your application, please consider the following guidelines
- Applications must be made by an ILDS Member in good standing (membership fees are paid up to date as at the deadline of submission)
- Applications must be in English using the attached form
- Applications must assist dermatology in low-resource areas
- Projects addressing Tropical Dermatology or Migration Health are encouraged
- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how we all work. In order to be considered for a DermLink grant, you must show how you will adapt your project in the event of restrictions and/or lockdowns as a result of COVID-19 or other similar challenges
- Successful applicants must acknowledge the grant in all related activities
- Successful applicants will be expected to commit to ILDS/IFD reporting requirements
- All grants must be used within 12 months of being awarded
- Only one application per ILDS Member per year
- Previously supported projects will not be considered
- Collaborations between organisations and/or countries are welcomed