Awards and Fellowships Funded

ADEA/William J. Gies Educational Fellowship

This fellowship provides $10,000 in funding for a senior dental educator to work with staff in the ADEA Center for Educational Policy and Research on a major policy issue facing dental education. The residency period is up to three months. Project areas have included: survey and recommendations regarding dental school faculty shortages, the scholarship of teaching, international dental education; clinical licensure reform, ADEA Leadership Institute outcomes study, and the development of competencies for dental faculty.

William J. Gies Student Research Scholarship

The foundation continues to fund two multiyear grants, each totaling $35,000, to encourage and support dental student research at the predoctoral level. The programs currently receiving support are the dental schools at the University of California, San Francisco and University of Alabama. Past recipients include Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, and the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.

Editorial Awards Program

This funding to the American Association of Dental Editors & Journalists (AADEJ) provides $3,000 in awards for excellence in editorial writing in dentistry.

Periodontal and Oral Surgery Awards

These awards are $500 for an outstanding periodontal educator, in conjunction with the American Association of Periodontology, and $500 for an outstanding oral surgery educator, in conjunction with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Gies Lecture Series

The William J. Gies Lecture Series includes two lectures, one that occurs at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and another that takes place at the Chicago Dental Society meeting or another major meeting.