IADR Implantology Research Group (IRG) Student Research Fellowships

Deadline: February 1, 2014!

You and your students are invited to submit a research proposal for the 2014 IADR Implantology Research Group Student Research Fellowship. The Fellowship, supported by a generous gift from Nobel Biocare, is sponsored and administered by the IADR Implantology Research Group. This fellowship has been created to encourage dental students to consider careers in oral health research related to the topic of oral implantology. Proposals are sought in either basic or clinical research related to implant research. Up to $5,000 award is available for the accepted research proposal.


Pre-doctoral (undergraduate: dental students) and post-doctoral (graduate: Masters of Science, Doctoral or PhD candidates) students currently enrolled in a postgraduate program in dentistry and related disciplines or those who completed their training no more than 18 months prior to the 2014 General Session are eligible to apply.  Candidates MUST be an IADR IRG member.


The IRG Awards Committee will coordinate review of the proposals. Each proposal will be evaluated on its scientific merits. Each reviewer will give a numerical rating to each proposal, and 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 implant research.

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 and student


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.

Each submission must be typed with sections A-D double spaced and sections E-H single spaced. PROPOSALS LONGER THAN 8 PAGES AND/OR 2800 WORDS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED (Proposals must include sections A-H below:

A. Specific Aims:

List the objectives, describe what the research is intended to accomplish and the hypotheses which will be tested.

B. Background and Significance

C. Preliminary Data (if any)

D. Materials and Methods, including statistical management of data

E. Literature Cited

F. Resource Information. Facilities and equipment to be used for research project

G. Other support for applicant and sponsor

H. Recombinant DNA, Recombinant DNA Molecules:

Indication that your project adheres to the current NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules.


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:

1. Each application must be accompanied by a cover letter from the applicant’s mentor, indicating the school’s and the mentor’s support of the proposed research. The mentor’s letter must indicate that the proposal is primarily the work of the student. Multiple 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 two students per faculty advisor. Each mentor should indicate their IADR membership number and that they are a member of the Implantology Research Group.

2. Each proposal should also include a curriculum vitae (of up to but not exceeding two pages), outlining the student’s career up to the time of the application. A copy of the sponsor’s biographical sketch (not to exceed two pages) must also be included.

3. Human Subjects: (IF APPLICABLE) Documentation that your project has been approved by your local Institutional Review Board.

4. Vertebrate Animals: (IF APPLICABLE) Documentation that your project has been approved by your local Institutional Review Board.

Deadline: All materials must be received by February 1, 2014.

The awards will be determined before the IADR General Session and the announcement of the winner will be at the Annual Group Business Meeting. The IRG reserves the right to withhold the award.


Dr. John C. Mitchell

Associate Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Division of Biomaterials & Biomechanics

Oregon Health & Science University

611 SW Campus Drive #502

Portland, Oregon 97239

email: [email protected]