AADR Student Research Fellowships

Online application site opens summer 2014.
Deadline: January 20, 2015

Supported by: 
3M ESPE Dental Products
AADR Group Chapters, Sections and Members
American Academy of Periodontology
Colgate-Palmolive Company
P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest Oral-B
DENTSPLY International
GlaxoSmithKline
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division

You are invited to submit research proposals for the 2015 AADR Student Research Fellowships. These Fellowships, supported by several major industrial companies, as well as by AADR and IADR 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.


Award:
Each Fellowship (the number is yet to be determined; 21 were funded in 2014) consists of a stipend of $2,100. Winners will be announced at the 44th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR in Boston, Massachusetts, March 11-14, 2015. 

Upon completion of the research (must be completed within two years), acceptance of an abstract and presentation at the annual meeting, each recipient will then be awarded funds ($600) for transportation and accommodation expenses to the meeting. Recipients are required to present their research at the meeting, by submitting abstracts for poster or oral presentations.

Eligibility:

  • A maximum of five applications per institution will be accepted for review.
  • A maximum of one student applicant per faculty advisor will be allowed.
  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited DDS/DMD or hygiene program in a dental (health-associated) institution within the USA.
  • Students 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 (2015). Applicants may have an advanced degree in a basic science subject; and
  • Candidates MUST be AADR members.

Review:
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.

Proposal:
The proposals will follow the general format of the Public Health Service Grant Application Form PHS 398 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html),which is to be used only as a guideline.

Instructions are given in the step by step online submission process.

Each submission must be typed with sections 1-2 double spaced and sections 3-5 single spaced. PROPOSALS LONGER THAN 4 PAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

(Proposals include sections 1-5 below).
Each proposal must include the following:

  1. Specific Aims
    State concisely the goals of the proposed research and summarize the expected outcome(s), including the impact that the results of the proposed research will exert on the research field(s) involved.

    List succinctly the specific objectives of the research proposed, e.g., to test a stated hypothesis, create a novel design, solve a specific problem, challenge an existing paradigm or clinical practice, address a critical barrier to progress in the field, or develop new technology.
  2. Research Strategy
    Include Significance, Innovation and Approach
    1. Significance
      Explain the importance of the problem or critical barrier to progress in the field that the proposed project addresses.
      Explain how the proposed project will improve scientific knowledge, technical capability, and/or clinical practice in one or more broad fields.
      Describe how the concepts, methods, technologies, treatments, services, or preventative interventions that drive this field will be changed if the proposed aims are achieved.
    2. Innovation
      Explain how the application challenges and seeks to shift current research or clinical practice paradigms.
      Describe any novel theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation or intervention(s) to be developed or used, and any advantage over existing methodologies, instrumentation or intervention(s).
      Explain any refinements, improvements, or new applications of theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation or interventions.
    3. Approach
      Describe the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses to be used to accomplish the specific aims of the project. Unless addressed separately in Item 5.5.15, include how the data will be collected, analyzed, and interpreted as well as any resource sharing plans as appropriate.
      Discuss potential problems, alternative strategies, and benchmarks for success anticipated to achieve the aims.
      If the project is in the early stages of development, describe any strategy to establish feasibility, and address the management of any high risk aspects of the proposed work.
      Point out any procedures, situations, or materials that may be hazardous to personnel and precautions to be exercised.
  3. Resource Information. Facilities and equipment to be used for research project
  4. Other support for applicant and sponsor
  5. Recombinant DNA, Recombinant DNA Molecules:
    Indication that your project adheres to the current NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules.

Resubmissions:
Research projects that are submitted as part of a previously accepted proposal must include a paragraph highlighting how this new project is different from the previously approved project. It should also include a progress report on the previously approved project.

Required Documents uploaded separately:

  1. Cover letter from the applicant's sponsor: indicates the dental school's and the sponsor's support of the proposed research. The sponsor's letter must indicate that the proposal is primarily the work of the student. Applications arising from the same laboratory should take care to minimize duplications in the respective applications. Faculty advisors are asked to limit research proposals to one student per faculty advisor. 
  2. Cover letter from the applicant: explains student's motivations and reasons to have the Fellowship experience and what plans are after completion of this phase of their education.
  3. Curriculum vitae: (of up to but not exceeding two pages), outlining the student's career up to the time of the application.
  4. Sponsor's biographical sketch: (NIH format, not to exceed two pages) must also be included.
  5. Literature Cited must be included.
  6. Human Subjects: (IF APPLICABLE) Documentation that your project has been approved by your Institutional Review Board.
  7. Vertebrate Animals: (IF APPLICABLE) Documentation that your project has been approved by your Institutional Review Board.

*Instructions for uploading your proposal and required documents are on the submission site. Note: The following file types may be uploaded: PDF document (*.pdf), HTML document (*.htm), HTML document (*.html), or plain text document (*.txt).

Deadline: All materials must be received by January 20, 2015.

Criteria for Evaluation:
Proposals will be evaluated based on:

  • Presence of a testable hypothesis
  • Suitability of methods and facilities
  • Significance of problem
  • Likelihood of success
  • Clarity and style
  • Student potential
  • Experience of mentor

Proposals that do not meet the criteria will NOT be considered.

Contact:
Sheri S. Herren
Strategic Programs Manager
Email: sherren@aadr.org

2014 Recipients:
 

Lior Aljadeff University of Michigan P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest Oral-B
Moham Ansari University of California, San Francisco Johnson & Johnson
Sarah Baxter University of Michigan Colgate
Cassandra Campbell University of Michigan DENTSPLY International
Stephanie Chan University of Connecticut Johnson & Johnson
David Garfinkel Oregon Health & Science University Donations from AADR Sections and IADR Groups
Bethany Herbert Medical University of South Carolina American Academy of Periodontology
Yolanda Ho University of California, San Francisco Donations from AADR Members
Thien-Y Hoang Oregon Health & Sciences University 3M ESPE
Lauren Kaplan Virginia Commonwealth University P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest Oral-B
Maryia Kvashenka Virginia Commonwealth University Donations from AADR Members
Kelly Lipp University of North Carolina IADR Dental Materials Group
Jia Liu University of Connecticut Johnson & Johnson
Minerva Loi University of California, San Francisco Donations from AADR Members
Thomas Lucas University of Alabama at Birmingham IADR Dental Materials Group
Joe Nguyen University of Michigan GlaxoSmithKline
Jennifer Oakley Virginia Commonwealth University Donations from AADR Members
Rubie A. Rakian University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio DENTSPLY International
Casey Ritchhart Southern Illinois University Donations from AADR Members
Jacob Williams University of Michigan GlaxoSmithKline
Nicholas Yesbeck Virginia Commonwealth University Donations from AADR Members

 

2013 Recipients:
Greg Asatrian - University of California, Los Angeles
Deborah Chau - University of the Pacific
Ann Marie Decker - University of Florida
Steven L. Farnsworth - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Angela Gullard - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Erik J. Harriman - Boston University
Janice J. Hwang - University of California, San Francisco
Danny Kalash - University of Florida
Ningkun Li - Harvard University
Thomas J. Lucas - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Marc P. Manos - University of Illinois at Chicago
Matthew R. Mason - The Ohio State University
Neeraja N. Prabhakaran - Columbia University
Rubie A. Rakian - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Jae Shin - University of Michigan
Alexander Sonesson - Oregon Health & Science University
Austin C. Starr - Indiana University
Saalini Velamakanni - University of Michigan
Timothy Wen - University of California, San Francisco
Petros S. Yoon - University of Colorado 

2012 Recipients:
Samantha Aguinaldo Wetterholm - University of California, San Francisco
Joy H. Chang - University of California, San Francisco
Jeffrey W. Goetz - New York University
Jolie Goodman - University of California
Angela Gullard - University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Kelley A. Gyllenhaal - University of Illinois at Chicago
Molly A. Hague - University of California, San Francisco
Shaina Devi Holman - University of Maryland
Tiffany C. Hsu - University of California, San Francisco
Lauren H.-Katz-University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Natalie R.-La Rochelle-University of California, San Francisco
Carrou Lee - University of California, San Francisco
Yina Li - University of Connecticut
Zubad Newaz - University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Sean P. O'Brien - University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Ligia Elena Padilla - University of California, San Francisco
Eric Adrian Smith - University of Connecticut
Ralph Thomas - University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Kathryn L. Tseng - University of California, San Francisco
Chelsea E. Wong - University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry

2011 Recipients:
Stacey H. Moon - University of California, San Francisco
Ramina Sarmicanic - University of California, San Francisco
Shaina Devi Holman - University of Maryland
Robert J. Vander Broek - University of Michigan
Blake Warner - The Ohio State University
Tian Zhu - Oregon Health & Science University
Denise Gates - Oregon Health & Science University
Michael Morris - University of California, San Francisco
Kulginder Singh Sran - University of California, San Francisco
Andrew S. Holpuch - The Ohio State University
Heather Hendricks - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Justin R. Kolasa - University of Kentucky
Kanika Bharti Sharma - The Forsyth Institute
Cara Kessler - Baylor College of Dentistry
William T. Hackett - University of Maryland
Sean A. Ghassem-Zadeh - University of Connecticut
Janet Zalucha - University of Michigan
Abraham Tang - University of California, San Francisco
Kristin Evans - University of California, San Francisco

2010 Recipients:
Shaina Devi Wahl -University of Maryland
Ida Khobahy - Baylor College of Dentistry
Alex Huy Vo - Oregon Health & Science University
Robert J. Vander Broek - University of Michigan
John C. Bonds - Baylor College of Dentistry
Laney Mai - University of Michigan
Brian Sharon - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Adam Reynolds - University of Kentucky
Hans H. Hsu - New York University
Clark F. Brinton - Oregon Health & Science University
Marcus K. Randall - University of Kentucky
Jane H. Shin - The Forsyth Institute
Jeanette S. Wingate - Medical University of South Carolina
Robert H. Range - New York University
Dmitry Vodopyanov - University of Michigan
Nathan E. Schoenly - University at Buffalo
Daniel R. Clark - University of Michigan
Lindsay Harbron - University of Michigan
Jae Shin - University of Michigan
Harrison Mackler - Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Angela Gullard - University of Alabama at Birmingham 

2009 Recipients:
Vicky Chen - Oregon Health and Science University
Jennifer Fountain - University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Stephen George - Oregon Health and Science University
Angela Gullard - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Phil F. Han - University of Oregon
Ki Wan Kim - University of Michigan - School of Dentistry
Ejvis Lamani - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Nathaniel C. Lawson - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Megan Elisa Miller - TAMHSC Baylor College of Dentistry
Whitney R. Mostafiz - Harvard School of Dental Medicine
KeunHee Chrissy Park - NYUCD
Crystal E. Rosser - University of Michigan - School of Dentistry
Aaron Stump - Indiana University School of Dentistry
Kyle A. Thames - Oregon Health & Science Universty
David G. Walker - UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Mary E. Wilson - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Albert Yamoah - Texas A&M Health Science Center-Baylor College of Dentistry
Anne M. Ziegler - University of Michigan School of Dentistry

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