IADR Dianne Rekow Mentoring in Science Award

The IADR Dianne Rekow Mentoring in Science Award was created in recognition of the late Dr. Rekow and her inspiring dedication and mentorship to many students, scholars and faculty in the dental, oral, and craniofacial sciences. Dianne Rekow was the 88th president of the IADR (2011-2012) and the 35th president of the AADOCR (2006-2007). She was a board member of many dental associations in academia and industry, the former Dean of the King’s College London Dental Institute, and the Vice-Provost of Engineering and Technology at New York University.

Through Dianne’s legacy, the goal is to fund an award that will enable the mentoring of a promising early career researcher by a mid-career female faculty in the dental, oral, and craniofacial sciences.

The award was introduced by the IADR Women in Science Network (WISN) and Dr. Van Thompson, Dianne’s husband and former chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry, and will be managed by IADR.

The funds will be awarded once per year to the mentor/mentee institution (eligible expenses include the mentee’s one year stipend, related experimental costs such as equipment fees and research supplies and travelling expenses to the IADR General Session & Exhibition).

One application is to be submitted by the Mentor.

Award Prize/Recognition


Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jun 17, 2024

Applications Closed:

Oct 01, 2024

  • Mentor must be a woman scientist within 10 years of their last academic degree and who has been active as a researcher (with output of publications during this period of time).
  • Mentor must be an IADR member and WISN member at the time of application.
  • Mentee must be an IADR member at the time of submission and a graduate student (MSc, PhD, or Postdoctoral fellow) at the time of application submission.

Inaugural Recipient to be announced at the 2025 IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition Opening Ceremonies

Recipient in 2025
Fundraising: IADR Dianne Rekow Mentoring in Science Award

As this fund grows, the funds will be awarded to both the mentor and mentee. The expectation is that fellowships in the range of $30,000 to $75,000 will be awarded  annually.

Questions about the award?

Beatrice Nguyen

Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator

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