Deadline: March 1, 2021


To encourage excellence in salivary related research among dental scientists, dental students and non-dental students.


  • The program is targeted at dental and non-dental students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as dentists involved in research and other dental scientists.
  • All applicants must be over 18 years of age and be a member of the IADR.
  • Applicants do not have to be members of the IADR Salivary Research Group (SRG).
  • Submitted abstracts must follow the IADR submission process for abstract submissions to the general session.
  • The abstracts must be within the Salivary Research area of study.
  • Submitted abstracts must be no more than 300 words total and contain content under the following headings: introduction, methods, results and conclusion.
  • The SRG program chair will confirm that the elements noted above are all included.
  • If any of the noted pieces are missing, the entry will be disqualified.

Timeline and How to Enter:

To apply, you must first submit an abstract to the IADR General Session & Exhibition through the IADR Website at Simultaneously select the Salivary Research Award button.
The IADR deadline for all abstracts is March 1, 2021.

Submitted abstracts follow the same timetable as all other IADR submitted abstracts for the IADR General Session & Exhibition and deadlines are posted on the IADR Website. Winners will be selected among eligible applicants whose abstract has been accepted under the normal IADR scientific review.


The awardees are determined by a committee of the officers of the SRG. Award winners will be notified via letter or email approximately two months after abstract submission.


Up to three awards will be given: 

  • One award for the abstract of a pre-doctoral student at $500,
  • One award for the abstract of a PhD-student at $500.
  • On award for the abstract of a post-doctoral fellow at $500.

The awards are only granted if an abstract demonstrates sufficient merit. The awards are non-transferable.

Each awardee will present their scientific poster or give an oral presentation in a scheduled session (organized by the SRG program chair) at the IADR General Session & Exhibition.

The awards will be formally presented by the president of the SRG at the SRG business meeting during the IADR General Session & Exhibition in 2021.

For inquiries about this award, please contact:
Olga Baker (SRG Program Chair, IADR Salivary Research Group) at

Past Award Recipients:

2018 Recipients:

No Recipients

2017 Recipients:

Salivary Research Award for pre-doc students ($ 500): Manabu Manandhar.

M. Manandhar 1; A. May2; E. Emmerson2; N. Cruz Pacheco 2; L. Berthoin2; S. Knox2. Balanced Autonomic Innervation is Necessary for Maintenance of Salivary Gland Identity.
1School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; 2Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology, Universtiy of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. Abstract number 3666

Salivary Research Award for PhD students ($ 500): Ryouichi Satou.

R. Satou 1; M. Sato2; M. Kimura 2; Y. Ishizuka1; M. Tazaki2; N. Sugihara 1; Y. Sbibukawa2. Clock Gene’s Expression in Submandibular Acinar and Ductal Cells. 1Epidemiology and Public Health, Tokyo Dental College, Tokyo, Japan; 2Physiology, Tokyo Dental College, Tokyo, Japan. Abstract number 1049

Salivary Research Award for post-doc researcher ($ 500):  Taro Mukaibo

T. Mukaibo1; A. George 1; J. Melvin1. Apical Slc26a6 Supports Bicarbonate Secretion by Mouse Sublingual Acinar Cells. 1National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States