Supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

 

Deadline: October 13, 2017

The AADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators is managed by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.. This new Awards Competition was created to award young investigators in the IADR North American Region (American, Canadian and Mexican Divisions), with original research in oral disease prevention or oral health promotion.

The two winners of the competition at the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, March 21-24, 2017, will go on to compete in the IADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators.

 

Eligibility:

The award is for new investigators within 10 years of their first academic appointment. Research must have been initiated and conducted during this time.

Candidates must be a current full member of the AADR at the time of submission and entry into the competition.

Candidates must have an abstract accepted for the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition and meet all of the requirements for an accepted abstract, i.e. not presented or published elsewhere.

 

Application Procedures:

 

An abstract must be submitted to the Global Headquarters for the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition by the meeting abstract deadline, adhering to the usual submission procedures. If the applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements, they can self-select by ticking a box to enter the AADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators.

Applicants may not apply simultaneously for the AADR Hatton Awards Competition or other travel grants supporting travel to this Annual Meeting.

 

Selection Process:

 

In this first year, all eligible abstracts will be reviewed by the AADR Fellowships Committee for research originality and potential for public health impact.

Eight (8) finalists will be selected and notified in writing before the meeting. Finalists will be accepted to present in oral presentation format only for the Competition. (Finalists will be scheduled a second time to present their science to the general public at the General Session in a poster or oral presentation, depending on final review by the Annual Session Committee.)



Presentation:

During the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the eight (8) finalists will give an oral presentation to the judging committee which will be open to all meeting attendees. Oral presentations will be a total of 15 minutes each, including a 10 minute presentation and 5 minute question and answer period from the Judges.

Finalists will be scheduled a second time to present their science to the general public at the General Session in a poster or oral presentation, depending on final review by the Annual Session Committee.

 

Judging Criteria:

In judging, the Committee will weigh participation as follows: 40% for verbal presentation, 40% for question-and-answer period, and 20% for scientific merit.

The following will be considered:

  1. Originality.
  2. Clarity of Presentation.
  3. Potential for Public Health impact.
  4. Response to Judges’ questions.
  5. Quality of the poster presentation.
  6. Clear plan for next steps with the research.

First and second prize winners will be selected and awarded with a monetary prize, travel stipend and a plaque to be mailed after the meeting. The two winners of the competition at the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, March 21-24, 2017, will go on to compete in the IADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators

(Before applying for this award, please note that you will be required to attend the IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition in London, England, UK, July 25-28, 2018 if you are one of the two winners of this  competition at the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition.)

Award winners will be posted on this page after the meeting.

The awards will consist of the following:
1st Place: $5,000 + $3,000 travel stipend
2nd Place: $3,000 + $3,000 travel stipend
$500 to each of the six runners up.

 

Contact:

Sheri S. Herren
Strategic Programs Manager
sherren@aadr.org