The Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) of the IADR makes an annual award in recognition of the late Dr. Ivar Mjör who was one of the promoters and founders of practice-based research in Europe, the USA and elsewhere in the world.  The award is made to recognize scientists who throughout his or her career has made distinguished contributions to clinical research in practice-based settings, or has undertaken substantial research with great impact and relevance to the work of general dental practitioners.

Travel Award


Nominations for the Ivar Mjör award can be made by anyone, but MUST satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Nominee must be a current or past member of the IADR.
  2. Nominations must include curriculum vitae that provide supporting evidence that the nominee has made distinguished contributions to practice-based research.
  3. A letter of nomination should highlight the major reasons, body of research and innovations for which the individual is being nominated. Work contributing to the justification for the award should have resulted in publications in scientific, peer-reviewed journals of international standing.

Individuals may not self-nominate.


A plaque of recognition and a cash award of $2,000 USD. The cash award is intended to to contribute to travel and associated costs to attend the IADR General Session at which the award will be made. The award recipient will be formally announced and honoured during the PBRN Business Meeting at the IADR General Session.


The selection committee shall consists of three standing committee members of the PBRN, together including one past recipient of the award, once the award has been established. Unsuccessful nominations which satisfy the requirements for the award may be carried forward for two years. The PBRN reserves the right to withhold an award.

Deadline for nominations is Six months in advance of the IADR General Assembly at which it is hoped the award will be made.


Please send nominations electronically to the Chair, Ivar Mjör Award Committee: Niek Opdam at