ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship
This public policy fellowship provides a unique learning experience in Washington, DC. The fellowship is designed to familiarize dental school faculty or administrators with the federal legislative process as it relates to dental education, dental research, and the oral health of the nation.
Dental school faculty
members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on
issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar
Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow
selected spends three months in Washington, DC, working on issues and policies
that could make a difference in the life of every American. This public policy
fellowship coincides with congressional consideration of the federal budget and
other legislative and regulatory activities important to dental education and
research. Past issues on
which fellows have worked include Medicare, graduate medical education, federal
support for health professions training programs, Ryan White HIV/AIDS dental
reimbursement, higher education taxation, and student loan funding. The
fellow functions as an ADEA Policy Center staff member who works within the
ADEA AGR portfolio on ADEA’s specific legislative priorities.
responsibilities may include drafting policy, legislative language, position
papers and testimony; educating members of Congress and other decision-makers
on matters of importance to dental education; and participating in gatherings
of various national coalitions. The fellow receives a taxable stipend of
$15,000 to cover travel and expenses for approximately three months
(cumulative) in Washington, DC (ADEA is flexible in the arrangement of time
away from the fellow’s institution). The fellow’s institution continues to
provide salary support for the duration of the experience. Since its inception
in 1985, the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative
Fellowship has been generously underwritten by Sunstar Americas, Inc.
Interested candidates can apply on a year-round basis.
An applicant must:
- Be a full-time faculty member or administrator at an ADEA Member Institution.
- Be an ADEA Individual Member.
Application Process Checklist
Submit the following:
- The completed ADEA Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships Application form.
- A personal statement describing what the applicant anticipates from the fellowship, how the fellowship will benefit the applicant's institution, and the applicant's relevant experience.
- A letter of recommendation from the applicant's dean or chief institutional officer endorsing the candidate and specifying the institution's commitment to pay the candidate's salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the ADEA residency experience.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Two confidential letters of recommendation mailed directly to ADEA.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Return applications to
Ms. Yvonne Knight
Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Governmental Relations
655 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Please contact Yvonne Knight at 202-289-7201, ext. 165, or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Interview, Notification, and Award Announcement
Finalists will be notified to schedule an interview with the
selection committee. The recipient of the fellowship will be recognized at a
plenary session during the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Denver,
Dr. Gregory Olson, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Dr. Alison Glascoe, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Mark S. Schweizer, Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Harinder Sandhu, University of Western Ontario
Brooke S. Bodart, Indiana University South Bend College of Health Sciences
Ms. Sheryl "Kim" Chambers, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dr. Gregory A. Stoute, Boston University
Dr. Janet E. Leigh, Louisiana State University
Dr. Joan E. Kowolik, Indiana University
Dr. Steven D. London, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Carol F. Anderson, University of Maryland
Prof. Mary George, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Sheila Koh, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dr. Randy Kluender, University of Colorado School of Dentistry
Dr. Paula K. Friedman, Boston University
Dr. Charles J. Alexander, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Albert J. Whitehead, Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Victor M. Badner, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Gary E. Jeffers, University of Detroit Mercy
Dr. R. Ivan Lugo, Temple University
Dr. Anne Wells, University of Louisville
Dr. Harvey C. Eplee, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Dr. Nicholas G. Mosca, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Dr. William Dodge, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Sharon Hill, Baylor College of Dentistry
Dr. Gary Jeffers, University of Detroit Mercy
Dr. William Buchanan, University of Louisville
Dr. Joseph Grasso, University of Connecticut
Dr. Cheryl Cameron, University of Washington
Dr. Thomas Taft, Marquette University
Dr. Fred More, University of Michigan
Dr. Robert Barsley, Louisiana State University
Dr. Stephen Young, University of Oklahoma
Dr. David Nash, University of Kentucky