ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

July 2018 | Location to be Determined


Apply now! Application available below


Purpose

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and AAL, with support from the ADEAGies Foundation, announce the ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development, ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders. This scholarship supports professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education in the early stages of their careers.

The ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development, ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders were created to enable junior faculty (up to three years of experience) of color to participate in programs that will improve their teaching abilities, increase their leadership skills and advance their understanding and mastery of other critical elements of a successful academic career. 


Overview

This three-and-a-half day program covers topics such as leadership styles, team building and time management that are essential to planning and implementing a successful academic career. The highly interactive program has been designed specifically to give faculty guidance, insight and skills to propel their careers, and is suited for junior faculty members, whether they recently joined their institutions after a residency or after time spent in private practice. The programming includes onsite sessions led by preeminent experts in dental education, readings, assignments and team-building exercises. Additionally, each participant is assigned to a peer group tasked with helping its members implement the topics discussed and learn to manage the pressures of being a new faculty member. These peer groups are facilitated by leaders in dental education, who themselves are graduates of the ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders or the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Two $1,695 tuition scholarships will be awarded in 2018. Scholarship recipients, or their institutions, will be responsible for lodging and transportation expenses associated with participating in the program held in New England.

All are welcome to apply. Those from the following historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Black or African American.
  • Hispanic/Latino(a).
  • American Indian.


Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Agree to the terms of scholarship, which include:
  • Be nominated by the dean of his or her dental school or program director of his or her allied dental education program. No more than two nominations per school per program tuition scholarship are permitted.
  • Be a full- or part-time educator or administrator at an ADEA Member Institution.
  • Be an ADEA Individual Member.


Application Process Checklist

The following items must be submitted by November 1, 2017, using the ADEA online application process:

  • A completed ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development application form, including a personal statement describing the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses as a faculty member and a summary describing any previous professional development he or she has experienced.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • One letter of recommendation from a colleague stating why the applicant should be considered for the tuition scholarship.
  • One letter of nomination from the dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program, stating how the applicant’s participation will benefit the applicant and institution.


Receipt of entries cannot be acknowledged. Incomplete applications or late submissions will not be considered.


Notification Date
 
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified by February 1, 2018.  


Questions

Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or lunde@adea.org.


Past Recipients

2017
Dr. Silvia Amaya-Pajares, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
Dr. Juan Bugueno, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Amy Kristina Herbert, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Tawana Ware, Indiana University School of Dentistry

2016
Dr. Mai-Ly Duong, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health 
Dr. Ngozi Nwizu, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 
Dr. Reginald Salter, Howard University College of Dentistry 
Dr. Antonia Teruel, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

2015

Dr. Todd Ester, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Dr. Tanya Gibson, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry

2014
Dr. Nicole Holland, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine