IADR John Gray Fellowship

Next Award: 2017


Awarded every two years, the purpose of this fellowship is to allow a dental or postgraduate student to obtain training and experience in dental or related research. This Fellowship is in tribute to John A. Gray, former Executive Director of IADR, and is funded out of donations from members and sponsors.


  • The student must be registered in an accredited or acceptable dental school or in a recognized formal postgraduate program.
  • The student must be in a training program in the Division in which the Fellowship is awarded.
  • The student should be sponsored by their faculty advisor/direct supervisor or the Dean of the School.
  • Candidates may have a college or advanced degree in a discipline other than dentistry. 
  • Candidates MUST be an IADR member.

Research Proposal:

The applicant should submit a proposal for the fellowship to the Division Secretary.

The proposal should outline the following:

  • The precise title of the subject to be studied.
  • Detailed description of the subjects to be covered in the training program.
  • Practical use to which the training acquired would be put.
  • Proposed duration and dates of the fellowship.
  • Institute(s) and country it is proposed to visit.
  • Reasons for particular institute(s).
  • Previous fellowships/awards.
  • Budget for program.


The Division Officers will select the fellowship recipient and will then send the candidate’s name and application to the IADR Global Headquarters (via Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager, [email protected]) for presentation to the IADR Preformance Monitoring/Audit Committee(PMAC) for approval. The Fellowship is announced at the IADR General Session and Exhibition.


The IADR expects to fund this Fellowship to the amount of US$10,000. The funds will be provided to the successful candidate through their supervisor or dean and an account of how the funds are expended will be provided to IADR/AADR Global Headquarters. This Fellowship is in tribute to John A. Gray, former Executive Director of IADR, and is funded out of donations from members and sponsors.


The successful fellow will be responsible for organizing the program outlined in the proposal. This will include contacting the institution when the training is to take place, confirming the institution’s agreement to accepting the fellow and making all the necessary on-site arrangements. The fellow will confirm these arrangements with IADR Global Headquaters prior to receiving any funding. On completion of the training program, the fellow will provide a report to the IADR Global Headquarters and Division.


Sheri S. Herren

Strategic Programs Manager

[email protected]

2015 Recipient

Nanoke Hirose

Osaka University, Japan

2013 Recipient

Henry Duncan

Dublin Dental Hospital, Ireland

2011 Recipient

Ofir Lidor

The Hebrew University, Israel

2007 Recipent

Esra Botsali

University of Selcuk, Turkey

2005 Recipient

Ya Ling Song

Wuhan University, China