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Your Nominee Could Be Our Next Emerging Leader!

Do you know an IADR member who has demonstrated scientific accomplishments and shown continued service for dental, oral and craniofacial research? IADR invites you to submit your nomination for its prestigious IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders Award.

In celebration of IADR’s Centennial in 2020, we will proudly honor those whose achievements in dental research showcase their potential to further contribute to IADR and the scientific community worldwide. View the IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders Award video by clicking on the image below.


Submissions are no longer being accepted as of April 15, 2019.


  • Nominees must be within 10 years of completing their last terminal degree (Ph.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.) at the time of the 2020 General Session.
  • Nominees must have shown outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership within IADR and the scientific community. Specific examples of these activities must be provided.
  • Nominees must demonstrate scientific accomplishment in the field of dental, oral and craniofacial research.
  • Nominees must be IADR members in good standing.
  • If you also meet these criteria you can nominate yourself for the program.


  • Resume or CV
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Documentation of service/leadership
  • Documentation of scientific accomplishments

Each of the five IADR Regions will select qualified nominees using the following criteria:

  • Completeness of application
  • Scientific accomplishment
  • Demonstration of leadership within the dental, oral and craniofacial research community, whether within IADR, Region/Division/Section, or IADR Scientific Group/Network

IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders will receive a complimentary registration to the IADR General Session and $5,000 to cover the cost of travel and housing. All IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders will be recognized at the 2020 IADR Centennial Celebration.