Each year a selected number of dental students are awarded summer research fellowships on a competitive basis by the Research Committee to support research projects under faculty supervision. The School of Dental Medicine is committed to providing all interested students with opportunities to do research. Students are encouraged to get involved in research projects being conducted at the School, as well as at affiliated institutions including the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Schools of Medicine, Nutrition and Veterinary Medicine, the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Boston VA Outpatient Clinic, and the New England Medical Center.
Every student interested in participating in the Summer Research Program must submit a written proposal and application form.
The research proposal should include enough description to allow for objective evaluation of the project. The following format should be followed when writing the proposal: Research proposal format. (pdf)
It is expected that your faculty advisor/research mentor will assist and guide you in preparing this research proposal. Please note that it is up to you to find a faculty member to work with. The various student research presentations at the annual Bates-Andrews Research Day, usually held in early March, can serve as a good starting point for you to get acquainted with a variety of ongoing research projects and to help identify an appropriate faculty advisor for you to work with. The research projects that students work on with their faculty mentors do not have to be in “dental” research, but may be in any area of biomedical research, as well as in public health areas and in the social science as they relate to health. If you plan on doing research involving human subjects, please see IRB Information.
The following application form should be attached to your research proposal and submitted to Ms. Eileen Doherty in room 1013. For additional help and advice, please contact your Class research representative, Bates~SRG or Andrews Society officers, Dr. Gerard Kugel (617-636-0870), or Eileen Doherty (617-636-6870). Research Application Form.
Only one student will be funded per project.Please note that any travel costs for research presentations outside the Greater Boston area are the responsibility of the individual student and faculty advisor, unless alternative arrangements are approved by the Dental School Administration.
Student Research Program Application Forms
Research Application Form (Adobe Acrobat)
Research Proposal Format (Adobe Acrobat)
IRB Information (Adobe Acrobat)