AADR William B. Clark Fellowship

Supported by P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest Oral-B

Deadline October 7, 2014

The American Association for Dental Research is inviting applications from investigators for a sponsored award in clinical research in periodontology. The fellowship is in memory of William B. Clark, the late Professor of Oral Biology and Director of the Periodontal Research Center at the University of Florida.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have completed their first professional degree.
  • The applicant should be appointed at an accredited dental school or academic research center in the United States.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
  • Must be a member of the AADR.


Applications:
Applicants must submit the following in one PDF package:

  • letter stating interest in applying for the award
  • 3-4-page (double-spaced) overview of proposed areas of training, including how the experience will affect future research to be conducted by the applicant
  • brief description of the facility which will provide the training
  • CV
  • letter of support from proposed mentor

Research Topic:
Submissions must include a plan to gain expertise in clinical research in an established laboratory. The training plan may be of 3 weeks’ to 3 months’ duration and should allow the successful applicant to learn state-of-the-art methodology related to clinical periodontal research. The applicant may also describe a research project using the methodology in the field of oral health. After the training is completed, the applicant will be expected to submit a brief report to the AADR, outlining the benefits derived from the training.

Award:
One award in the amount of $5,000 will be made. This award is intended to provide travel and other support related to training during the fellowship period.

Selection:
Selection of the successful candidate will be made by the Fellowships Committee of the AADR. The Committee's decision will be made in December, 2014, and the recipient will be notified thereafter. The fellowship recipient will be formally announced at the 44th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR in Boston, Massachusetts, March 11-14, 2015.

Sponsorship:
The Award is supported by a generous donation from P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest Oral-B.

Application Deadline:
Applications must be submitted electronically to sherren@aadr.org by October 7, 2014.

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

 

Past Recipients:

2014 Recipient
Changming Lu
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

 

 

2013 Recipient
Jill Bashustski
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

 

2012 Recipient
Leena Palomo
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

2011 Recipient
Paula Ortiz
Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas, USA

 

2010 Recipient
Isabel Gay
University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, USA

 

2009 Recipient
Maria Geisinger
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

 

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