These Fellowships, supported by several major industrial companies and organizations, as well as by AADR Group Chapters, Sections, and members, are sponsored and administered by the AADR and have been created to encourage dental students living in the United States to consider careers in oral health research. Proposals are sought in basic and clinical research related to oral health.
Each Fellowship consists of a stipend of $2,100, and each preceptor receives an award of $300 for supplies. Winners will be announced at the annual AADR General Session and Exhibition.
Upon completion of the research (must be completed within two years), and acceptance of an abstract, each recipient will then be awarded funds ($600) for transportation and accommodations to attend the AADR Annual Meeting. Recipients will present their research at the meeting, by submitting abstracts for poster or oral presentations.
Students must be enrolled in an accredited DDS/DMD or hygiene program in a dental (health-associated) institution within the USA and must be sponsored by a faculty member at that institution. Students should not have received their degree, nor should they be due to receive their degree in the year of the award. Applicants may have an advanced degree in a basic science subject.
The AADR Fellowships Committee will coordinate review of the proposals. Each proposal will be evaluated on its scientific merits in a manner similar to that used for NIDCR grants. Each reviewer will give a numerical rating to each proposal. The scores of all reviewers will then be averaged to give an overall priority score, which will be used as the basis for funding. Awards will be made on the basis of creativity of the project, its feasibility, and its potential significance to oral health research.
The deadline for receipt of application materials is January 16, 2004. Complete information is available at http://www.dentalresearch.org/awards/studentresearch.html.