ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Dental Research Scholarship


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.


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; and 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 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 2, 2015.

Application Process Checklist

Using the ADEA online application process, the dean will submit a statement outlining the following on or before November 2, 2015:

  • The scope of research activities in which a student could participate at the institution.
  • The 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.


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

Notification Date and Award Announcement

Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 1, 2016. Awards will be announced at a ceremony during the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Denver, March 12–15, 2016.

Past Recipients

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry


University of Alabama at Birmingham


Columbia University


University at Buffalo


University of Alabama at Birmingham


University of California, San Francisco