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AADR Awarded Three-year NIH NIDCR AADR Bloc Travel Grant

Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has received funding from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH-NIDCR) to support travel for dental students and NIDCR-supported trainees to present and attend at AADR Annual Meetings through 2023.

The AADR Bloc Travel Grant provides AADR with $30,000 each year for the meeting years 2021-2023 (Grant Number: 1R13DE030343-01). Those selected for the AADR Bloc Travel Grant will receive funds on the basis of the quality of an abstract accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. This year, 2021, the 50th Annual Meeting of the AADR will be held together with the 99th General Session of the IADR and the 45th Annual Meeting of the CADR General Session & Exhibition in Boston, Mass. Students apply for travel support during the abstract submission process. When submitting your abstract for the 50th Annual Meeting of the AADR, applicants must select the AADR Bloc Travel Grant for Students and complete the required eligibility information. The abstract submission deadline is March 1, 2021. The 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition will be held on July 21-24, 2021.

AADR Chief Executive Officer Christopher H. Fox is the Principal Investigator and Olga Baker, AADR Treasurer and professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, will serve as co-investigator for this grant. The grant will also provide similar support for dental students and NIDCR trainees to attend the 2022 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., and the 2023 AADR/CADR Meeting in Portland, Ore.

“The AADR is thrilled to receive this Bloc Travel Grant from NIDCR. This opportunity enables the AADR to serve the future of research. AADR will continue to support dental students and NIDCR-trainees to develop their research and their career,” said Mark Herzberg, AADR President. “Students and trainees will present their research to an engaged audience, gain wonderful experience, and enjoy the opportunity to network at the Annual Meetings. This opportunity will impact their developing careers and contribute valuable new findings to dental, oral and craniofacial research.”

View past recipients of the AADR Bloc Travel Grant. Learn more about the 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition. For questions or more information, please contact Anthony Jones, Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator at

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About the American Association for Dental Research

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 3,100 individual members in the United States, with a mission to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being. The AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). The AADR also manages the activities of FNIDCR. The AADR also manages the activities of FNIDCR. To learn more, visit


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