2014 ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Dental Research Scholarship

Purpose

In recognition of the significant contribution of William J. Gies, Ph.D., to dental research, this program seeks to identify students who may have a unique interest or predental experience that might lead to a career in dental research. The Gies Dental Research Scholarship is awarded every two years.

Overview

The total scholarship awards $35,000 paid to the institution over a four-year period. By the end of the fourth year, a total of four students will have participated in the program. In year one, the school receives $3,500 for one entering first-year student to participate in the program; in year two, the school receives $7,000 for another first-year student and the now second-year student; in year three, the school receives $10,500 for another first-year student and the two other students. In the fourth year, the school receives a final payment of $14,000 for the four students in the program. After the fourth year, the institution is responsible for securing funding to continue the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Deans from U.S. and Canadian dental schools are eligible to apply for this scholarship program on behalf of their institutions. A dean must have a commitment from faculty researchers to serve as mentors and supervise student research.

The institution receiving the 2014 ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Dental Research Scholarship is expected to submit a written report describing outcomes from the scholarship on or before July 1 of each year of the award.

Application Deadline

All applications must be received on or before November 1, 2013.

Application Process Checklist

Using the ADEA online application process, the dean will submit a statement outlining the following on or before November 1, 2013:

  • the scope of research activities in which a student could participate at the institution
  • names of faculty members who will serve as mentors and a brief review of their research projects or activities, along with names of students who might participate
  • a proposal for how the institution plans to secure funding to continue the program

Questions

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

Notification Date and Award Announcement

The recipient of the scholarship was notified on or before February 1, 2014. The award was announced in a ceremony during the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, March 15-18, 2014.

Past Recipients

2014

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2012

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2010

Columbia University

2008

University at Buffalo

2006

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2004

University of California, San Francisco