ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program

Purpose

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. 

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Overview

The Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence receives a stipend up to $15,000 to engage in a cumulative two- to three-month fellowship at the ADEA headquarters in Washington, DC, to complete research and pursue leadership opportunities. The scholar’s institution continues to provide salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the fellowship 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(s) and will be involved in a range of ADEA activities in addition to their principal project. ADEA will be flexible in the arrangement of time away from the scholar’s institution and in the scheduling of protected time to pursue Neidle Scholar leadership and research activities.

The Fellowship Experience
ADEA supports the scholar by providing the opportunity to engage in a range of experiences, including:

  • Expanding your professional network through meetings with leaders in higher education;
  • Completing an annotated bibliography;
  • Gaining an understanding of existing data, programs and resources in your focus area;
  • Participating in advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill;
  • Understanding best research approaches for the planned project;
  • Conducting preliminary or exploratory investigation;
  • Developing a draft report or preliminary study;
  • Establishing a plan to prepare a research plan and identify potential funding sources;
  • Participating in special events and meetings for alumni of ADEA scholar and fellow programs; and
  • Other experiences, as arranged. 

ADEA recognizes that while the scholar has release time from their institution to participate in these programs that responsibilities still exist and time to devote to projects is still limited. For these reasons, ADEA staff work with each scholar to customize an experience that enhances their career and prepares them for future success as a dental educator.


Contacts and Resources

The scholar will connect and network with organizations, associations, governmental leaders and ADEA members to enrich their professional growth, learning and research pursuits.


Outcomes

The outcome(s) of the scholar experience is specific to each individual and the plan set forth at the start of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Be a full-time woman faculty member with a primary teaching appointment in a predoctoral or advanced dental educational program at an ADEA Member Institution. (Women junior dental and dental hygiene faculty members are encouraged to apply.)
  • Be an ADEA Individual Member.
  • Receive prior approval from the Dean or Program Director supporting their application and full participation in the program, if selected as the Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence.

Application Deadline

The ADEA Office of Access, Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) must receive all application materials via email by 12 midnight Eastern Time on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application materials from ADI.


Application materials sent via the postal service or private package carrier must be postmarked by 12 midnight Eastern Time on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. We recommend that you receive a receipt from your postal or package carrier. Upon receiving your application materials, the ADEA ADI team will send the applicant an email confirmation.


Incomplete applications or applications with missing materials will not be considered for the Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program.


Send postal mail or private package carrier applications to:

Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for Women
ADEA Office of Access Diversity and Inclusion
Attn: Kelli Johnson                                                          
655 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001

Or email applications to the ADEA Office of Access, Diversity and Inclusion at adi@adea.org.
 

Application Process Checklist

Submit THREE copies of the following documents by Monday, Dec. 7, 2020:

  1. The completed application form. PDF
  2. 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 ADEA members?
  3. A one-page summary that describes the proposed project, including project title.
  4. Annotated bibliography – The scholar will prepare a brief annotated bibliography (two pages maximum) related to their research topic. For examples of annotated bibliographies, see the University of Central Florida, Writing Center or the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
  5. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Dean or Program Director 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.
  6. A current curriculum vitae and a one-page summary highlighting experiences relevant to the program.
  7. A formal letter of support from an individual who will serve as a mentor and provide additional support to the applicant.


Questions

Please contact Dr. Tita Gray at GrayT@adea.org with any program related questions.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Kelli Johnson at JohnsonK@adea.org.

Notification Date

Applicants for the Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program will receive a virtual interview and be notified of the award no later than Feb. 1 of each year. The new Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence awardee will be recognized at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.               

Past Recipients


2020
Dr. Deepthy Nair, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

2019
Dr. Anita Sykes-Smith, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

2018
Dr. Michelle Brady, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

2017
Dr. M. Nathalia Garcia, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

2016
Dr. Mary McNally, Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry

2015
Dr. Rhonda Everett, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

2014
Dr. Ethel Harris, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

2013
Dr. Rosalia Rey, University of Florida

2012
Dr. Elena Nazarova, University of Connecticut

2011
Prof. Machelle Thompson, Meharry Medical College

2010
Prof. Sandra Osborne, Howard University

2009
Dr. Karin Quick, University of Minnesota

2008
Dr. Yoly Gonzalez-Stucker, University at Buffalo

2007
Dr. Georgia Dounis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2006
Dr. Donna Grant-Mills, Howard University

2005
Dr. Mildred McClain, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2004
Prof. R. Denise Howe, Columbia University

2003
Dr. Wendy Hupp, Nova Southeastern University

2002
Dr. Mary Lynn Froeschle, University of Nebraska Medical Center

2001
Dr. Nina Markovic, University of Pittsburgh

2000
Dr. Paula Nesbitt, Meharry Medical College

1999
Dr. Emrey Moskowitz, Boston University

1998
Dr. Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson, Columbia University

1997
Dr. Deborah Studen-Pavlovich, University of Pittsburgh

1996
Dr. Susan Silverton, University of Pennsylvania

1995
Dr. Linda Wells, Baylor College of Dentistry

1994
Dr. Kerry Maguire, University of Colorado Denver

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