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Student researchers invited to apply for ADA Foundation award

September 06, 2017 The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for a new award that aims to help a student’s research career that advances the oral health of the public.

The ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates will provide up to $10,000 in award funding for a dual degree — D.D.S./Ph.D. or D.M.D./Ph.D. — candidate. The funding may be used for expenses related to developing the approved research project; attending one or more scientific conferences to further his or her knowledge or skills; and/or presenting his or her findings at a scientific conference.

A portion of the funding will also be used to support the award recipient’s required attendance at the American Association for Dental Research Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application in March 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Applicants must be conducting research that has a basic biomedical, clinical or translational research focus and must be a U.S. citizen. They must also be a dual degree candidate enrolled in a program at a U.S. public, nonprofit or privately owned college or university accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. A dual degree candidate is defined as an individual pursuing both a D.M.D. or D.D.S degree and a Ph.D. either simultaneously or within two years of completing the first degree.

The application deadline is Nov. 3 and to apply, visit