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. It is supported through an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.


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 and 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 Process Checklist

Submit SEVEN copies of the following on or before February 14, 2014:

  • the completed application form
  • a personal statement addressing these 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 or chief administrative officer 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

Applicants are encouraged to view program information, scholar profiles, and project descriptions as well as the ADEA mission and core values on the ADEA website at

Application Deadline

For the 2014 cycle, all applications had to be postmarked on or before February 14, 2014. Applications were returned if they were either incomplete or postmarked after February 14, 2014.

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

Please contact Ms. Kim D'Abreu at 202-289-7201, ext. 197, or with any questions.

Notification Date and Award Announcement

Applicants for the Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program received telephone interviews immediately prior to the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 15-18, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

Past Recipients

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