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Application Due Date: April 24, 2020!

This public policy fellowship is designed to familiarize graduate-level students with the federal legislative process in the context of dental, oral and craniofacial research and the oral health care delivery system. Through this unique learning experience, students have the opportunity to learn about federal policymaking, work on projects to advance the American Association for Dental Research’s (AADR) policy priorities and meet with members of the scientific research and public health communities in Washington, D.C. 


The Gert Quigley Fellowship program consists of:

  • A one-year appointment to the AADR Government Affairs Committee, which advises the AADR Board of Directors and staff on federal and state advocacy efforts, aims to enhance appreciation for the role and value of oral health and oral health research among stakeholders, and increases support for the role of oral research in overall health
  • Attendance at the fall and spring AADR Government Affairs Committee meetings in Washington, D.C.
  • A role as the government affairs liaison to the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG)
  • A six- to eight-week work stay at AADR Global Headquarters in Alexandria, VA sometime between May-August, as the Fellow’s schedule permits. *The work period may take place at AADR Global Headquarters in Alexandria, VA or, pending developments around COVID-19, may be remote.

An applicant must:

  • Be a member of the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG); and
  • Be a D.M.D./D.D.S., Ph.D. or dual degree student.

To learn more and apply, interested students should review the application packet. Applications are due April 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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