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Explore these grant and award opportunities that are available for non-students, faculty and investigators. If you are a student, view the AADR grants and award opportunities for students

AADR/IADR William J. Gies Awards

This annual award recognizes the best papers published in the Journal of Dental Research for the period of July 1 through June 30 preceding the IADR General Session. One paper is selected in each category: Clinical, Biological, and Biomaterials & Bioengineering.

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AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award

This award was established to provide national recognition for outstanding efforts to foster and promote research training and career development of students, trainees and junior faculty. It is intended to identify individuals at all levels of their career with an exemplary record of mentoring.

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ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty and Practice Awards

The American Dental Association and the American Association for Dental Research have established three awards (Accomplished Faculty, Mid-career Faculty and Practice) to acknowledge dental school faculty and/or a practitioner who have made significant contributions to implementing and advancing evidence-based dentistry (EBD).

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Beginning in 2006, the Cover of the Year Award is voted on by the Publications Committee, who reviews the previous year’s Journal of Dental Research cover. The winning cover must be an aesthetically pleasing, scientifically novel image that enhances the impact of the article.

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AADR Distinguished Scientist Award

This award is made to recognize and honor outstanding research of particular significance in any of the fields related to oral science. The award is presented every two years.


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AADR Jack Hein Public Service Award

This award honors individuals who have given exemplary service in the area of public affairs by consistently promoting the interests and activities of oral health research to a wide constituency. 

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AADR Presidential Citation

The goal of the AADR Presidential Citation is to acknowledge an AADR member or members (up to 3/year), including individual members, Corporate and Institutional Section members, who by the assessment of the AADR President, have made significant contributions to the Association over a period of time, shown dedication to the Association; and have helped to further the mission of the AADR through their service and commitment.

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AADR Honorary Membership

AADR Honorary Membership

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