2015 ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program

This Scholar-in-Residence Program honors Enid A. Neidle, former President of ADEA (1985-86). Under her leadership, ADEA adopted its policy of promoting the advancement of women in dental education. The program offers a unique opportunity for a dental educator to concentrate on issues affecting women faculty.

This program is a cumulative three-month experience at the ADEA office in Washington, DC. The scholar receives a stipend of $6,000 for travel and living expenses. The scholar’s institution continues to provide salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the experience. While in Washington, DC, the scholar will gain a distinct perspective on issues facing women faculty including promotion, advancement and tenure policies, entry and re-entry into the workforce, child care and elder care, women’s health, work patterns, advanced education and research opportunities, and other gender-related issues. The scholar will be assigned to a senior ADEA staff member and will be involved in a range of ADEA activities in addition to her principal project. ADEA will be flexible in the arrangement of time away from the scholar’s institution.

Eligibility Requirements
An applicant must:
  • Be full-time female faculty with a primary teaching appointment in a predoctoral or advanced dental educational program at an ADEA Member Institution (female junior dental and dental hygiene faculty members are encouraged to apply).
  • Be an ADEA Individual Member.
Application Deadline
All applications must be postmarked on or before January 30, 2015. Applications will be returned if they are either incomplete or postmarked after January 30, 2015.

Return applications to:
Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for Women
ADEA Access, Diversity, and Inclusion, Policy Center
Attn: Kim D'Abreu
1400 K Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Application Process Checklist
Submit SEVEN copies of the following on or before January 30, 2015:
  • The completed application form;
  • A personal statement addressing the following questions:
    • What are the applicant’s general interests and expectations for the ADEA residency experience?
    • How will this experience help the applicant in her personal development?
    • How will this experience help the applicant’s institution, ADEA, and its membership?
  • A one-page summary that describes the proposed project (including project title);
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dean specifying how the fellowship would benefit the institution and the applicant and agreeing to pay her salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the ADEA residency experience;
  • A current curriculum vitae and a one-page summary highlighting experiences relevant to the program;
  • A formal letter of support from an individual who will serve as a mentor and provide additional support to the applicant.
Please contact Ms. Kim D'Abreu at 202-289-7201, ext. 197, or dabreuk@adea.org with any questions.

Notification Date and Award Announcement
Applicants for the Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program will receive a telephone interview immediately prior to the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 7-10, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Past Recipients

Dr. Rhonda Everett, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine


Dr. Ethel Harris, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Dr. Rosalia Rey, University of Florida

Dr. Elena Nazarova, University of Connecticut

Prof. Machelle Thompson, Meharry Medical College

Prof. Sandra Osborne, Howard University

Dr. Karin Quick, University of Minnesota

Dr. Yoly Gonzalez-Stucker, University at Buffalo

Dr. Georgia Dounis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Donna Grant-Mills, Howard University

Dr. Mildred McClain, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Prof. R. Denise Howe, Columbia University

Dr. Wendy Hupp, Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Mary Lynn Froeschle, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Nina Markovic, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Paula Nesbitt, Meharry Medical College

Dr. Emrey Moskowitz, Boston University

Dr. Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson, Columbia University

Dr. Deborah Studen-Pavlovich, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Susan Silverton, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Linda Wells, Baylor College of Dentistry

Dr. Kerry Maguire, University of Colorado Denver