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3M Innovative Research Fellowship

The American Dental Association, with generous support from 3M Oral Care is pleased to announce Dr. Nathaniel Lawson as the first recipient of the 3M Innovative Research Fellowship Program.

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Nominations for 2017 are closed.

Program Objective

This fellowship is designed to encourage and engage researchers who are innovating and leading the way to advance dental materials science. The focus of the program is particularly to support future oriented new pathways and methods in dental research.

Award and Recognition

The recipient receives a $10,000 fellowship for two years, is honored at a private ADA event and has the opportunity to present their research via a continuing education program. The researcher may also have the opportunity to share their work and interact with 3M Scientists at 3M in St. Paul, MN or at dental research industry events.


The American Dental Association sponsors the 3M Innovative Research Fellowship with the generous support of 3M Oral Care.

For more information, please contact Ms. Kelly Mangold at 312.440.2549 or