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.
Application is scheduled to open in August 2024.
The Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence receives a $15,000 stipend to engage in a cumulative fellowship that consists of visits to ADEA headquarters in Washington, DC and protected time at their home institution to pursue research, networking and leadership development opportunities. While in Washington, DC and through virtual engagements, the scholar gains a distinct perspective on a wide variety of topics impacting dental education and women, including issues related to oral health, health care, gender equity, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, faculty development and advancement, workforce patterns, research, global health, the academic health professions and gender-based issues.
Each scholar is assigned a senior ADEA staff member(s) and is involved in a variety of ADEA activities in addition to their primary research project. Each scholar’s experience is unique and tailored to fit their individual needs and capitalize on current and contemporary issues within academic dentistry, health care and our rapidly changing world. ADEA will be flexible in the arrangement of the scholar’s visits to Washington, DC and their 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.
The outcome(s) of the scholar experience is specific to each individual and the plan set forth at the start of the program.
An applicant must:
- Be a full-time woman faculty member with a primary teaching appointment in a predoctoral, allied or advanced dental educational program at an ADEA Member Institution. (Junior faculty are encouraged to apply.)
- Receive prior approval from their Dean or Program Director supporting their application and full participation in the program if selected.
- Be an ADEA Individual Member.
All applications must be submitted online by Nov. 1, 2023. Applications will not be considered if they are incomplete or submitted after Nov. 1, 2023.
Application Process Checklist
The following items must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2023, using the ADEA online application process.
- One Nominator Letter: A letter of nomination 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 Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence program. Applicants will be asked in the online application to provide the name and email address of the nominator who will submit the letter on their behalf. The nominator will receive an email from LundE@adea.org with instructions for uploading their nomination letter.
- One Letter of Reference: A formal letter from an individual who will serve as a mentor (may be a department/program chair). The reference will provide additional guidance regarding the applicant’s research during the fellowship. The letter should note particular ways in which the mentor can offer research support to advance the applicant’s skills and project. Applicants will be asked in the online application to provide the name and email address of the individual agreeing to serve as a reference and mentor. The mentor will receive an email from LundE@adea.org with instructions for uploading their letter of support.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- A personal statement (two pages maximum) addressing the following questions:
- What are your general interests and expectations for the ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence experience?
- How will this experience help you in your personal development?
- How will this experience help your institution, ADEA and ADEA members?
- A brief annotated bibliography (two pages maximum) related to your research topic.
For examples of annotated bibliographies, see the University of Central Florida Writing Center or the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
Please contact Dr. Kristen Wong at WongK@adea.org with any program-related questions.
Please contact the ADEA Office of Learning at ProfessionalDevelopment@adea.org with any questions about the online application.
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.
Dr. Kelly Holst, The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University
Dr. Maria A. Loza-Herrero, University of Texas School of Dentistry-Houston
Dr. Heba Elkassaby, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Deepthy Nair, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Dr. Anita Sykes-Smith, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Dr. Michelle Brady, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Dr. M. Nathalia Garcia, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Mary McNally, Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. Rhonda Everett, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
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