IADR Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention
Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company
Deadline: December 9, 2013
The IADR Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention is sponsored by the International Association for Dental Research with funding provided exclusively by Colgate-Palmolive Company.
The awards of up to $75,000 will be provided annually to recipients to advance research in the field of cariology to promote oral health improvement globally, with a focus on community-based research for the prevention and management of caries. Depending on the proposals and peer-review, either a single award of $75,000 or multiple smaller awards not exceeding a total of $75,000 will be offered.
The principal investigator listed in the application must be a current member of IADR and affiliated with a non-profit academic institution or non-governmental organization.
The IADR Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention Committee will consider all proposals received by the deadline. The Committee, appointed by the IADR Board of Directors, based on nominations submitted from the IADR Cariology and Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Groups, will include international experts acknowledged as leaders in their fields. No members of the IADR Board of Directors may serve as members of the review board.
Criteria for review will include:
1. Originality and innovation of the research proposal. Does the project employ novel concepts, approaches or methods? Are the aims original and innovative? Are existing paradigms challenged or new methods or technologies developed?
2. Evidence of the applicants’ abilities to conduct the proposed research. Are the named investigators appropriately trained to carry out this work? Is the work proposed appropriately matched to the experience levels of the researchers?
3. Appropriateness of methodologies and scope. Does the scientific environment in which the work will be done contribute to the probability of success? Does the project employ useful collaborative arrangements? Is there evidence of institutional support?
4. Budgetary emphasis should be on additional technical assistance, equipment, etc. related specifically to pursuing the new idea or method rather than providing significant salary support for principal investigators.
Proposals will be limited to:
- Research Plan, (6 page limit (if PDF file) or 2100 words (if WORD.doc) maximum);
- Biographical Sketch, (4 page limit (if PDF file) or 1400 words (if WORD.doc) maximum); and
- Budget (Budget pages are not part of the 6 page limit).
- Tables and figures are included in the 6 page limit.
- No appendices (other than investigator resumes and letters of support) are allowed.
- A title for the project and an abstract of no more than 350 words will also be required by the applicant.
Only applications submitted electronically in one PDF package via email to the Strategic Programs Manager (email@example.com), will be accepted.
The research plan should be divided into:
1. Hypothesis and Specific Aims - Indicate the hypothesis that forms the basis for the research and the specific aims that applicant intends to accomplish with this Award(s).
2. Background and Significance - Discuss the scientific knowledge that led to the stated hypothesis and specific aims, why this project is novel, the importance of the proposed research and its potential relevance, if successful.
3. Preliminary Results - It is not expected that the applicant will have preliminary results to include in the proposal, but if preliminary results are available, they should be described.
4. Research Design and Methods - Briefly describe the procedures and methodology that will be used to accomplish the specific aims, and discuss how potential pitfalls might be avoided.
5. Time Frame - Provide an estimated time for accomplishing key goals. If the proposed work is likely to take longer than two years, indicate the total time frame and overall scope of the project and what applicant hopes to accomplish.
6. Literature Cited - Provide a short list (not more than 10 citations).
7. Resources - Specify what general laboratory/office facilities are at applicant’s disposal to conduct the research. Indicate what specialized equipment and facilities are required.
8. Consultant/Collaborative/Contractual Arrangements - If needed, include letters verifying any consulting, collaborative, or contractual arrangements necessary for the conduct of the research.
The Award(s) will be made to the grantee institution and not to the individual. The principal investigator(s) is responsible for the scientific conduct of the research and the institution is responsible for financial and administrative matters. The institution is responsible for administration of the funds in accordance with acceptable policies and procedures for sponsored project accounting and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Award(s).
Projects are strongly encouraged to be completed within two years. For those projects that require more than one year for completion, the principal investigator must provide an interim report and payment will be made in two installments. The second payment is contingent upon receipt of the interim report where appropriate.
All research conducted as part of the IADR Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention involving human subjects shall follow all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines and, if involving human subjects or otherwise appropriate, have the approval of the relevant Institutional Review Board (IRB). Copies of the IRB approval must be submitted prior to funding of the Award.
All presentations and publications (as well as posters and/or abstracts at scientific meetings) that result from the support provided by the Award should acknowledge that support in writing. The following citation is suggested:
"Funding for this project [research title], has been provided through an IADR Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention, sponsored by the International Association for Dental Research with exclusive funding from the Colgate-Palmolive Company."
Completed proposals should be sent in one PDF package electronically to Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of December 9, 2013.
For inquiries: Please contact: Sheri S. Herren at email@example.com.
This award will be presented at the 93rd General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in Cape Town, South Africa, March 25-28, 2014
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Edward C.C. Lo
The University of Hong Kong, SAR PR, China
Oral Health CRC, The University of Melbourne, Australia