FAQs about GKAS Community Leadership Institute
Find answers to your questions about the Give Kids A Smile Community Leadership Development Institute.
For answers to general questions about GKAS, see the GKAS FAQ page.
Q: Where will the GKAS Institute be held?
A: The Institute will be held at the St. Louis Give Kids A Smile clinic, located at the St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, 3320 Rutger Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63104.
Q: What is the application deadline?
A: The application deadline for the 2017 GKAS Institute was Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Q: How many applicants will be accepted to attend the Institute?
A: A total of 10 applicants will be selected to attend.
Q: When and how will I find out if I have been selected to attend?
A: All applicants for the GKAS Institute will be notified of the selection committee's decision during the week of July 10, 2017. Notification will be done via email, so please ensure that emails from the ADA/GKAS do not enter your spam mailbox.
Q: What are the dates of the Institute?
A: The GKAS Institute will be held from October 25-28, 2017. You will be required to be present for all days of the Institute.
Q: Why should I apply to attend the GKAS Institute?
A: The GKAS Institute will provide an opportunity for you to share best practices, explore outreach enhancements for your GKAS program and get hands-on experience at the St. Louis GKAS Clinic, a model program for those interested in expanding their efforts in providing access to oral health care for underserved children across America.
Q: Are all of the meals covered during the Institute?
A: Several meals will be provided throughout the GKAS Institute, however there will be occasions in which participants will be required to eat on their own and provide the resources necessary to do so.
Q: Can I copy and paste responses into the grant application from Microsoft Word?
A: Yes, you can copy and paste your responses to each question into each separate text box on the application.
Q: Can I save my application mid-way through and then return to it later before submitting?
A: You cannot save the application mid-way through applying. However, you can open the application, type your responses in a word document and then copy and paste them onto the application once your responses are complete.
Q: Is having conducted a Give Kids A Smile program a prerequisite for applying for the grant?
A: You do not need to have previous experience in conducting a Give Kids A Smile program; however, the selection committee will look most favorably upon programs that are willing and able to make major programmatic decisions. For information on the beginning stages of a GKAS Program, please refer to our Program Planning Toolbox at Program Planning Toolbox.
Q: If I applied for the GKAS Institute in 2017, am I allowed to apply again in 2018?
A: Yes, you can apply for the Institute again in 2018 if you were not selected as an Ambassador in 2017.
Q: What is the proposed agenda for the GKAS Institute?
A: The agenda is currently being finalized. It will contain some classroom lecture, open dialogue among the Ambassadors, hands-on experience, and observation of the clinics operations first-hand. We will keep you informed as the agenda is finalized.
Q: Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
A: Please send questions via email to the GKAS Team at firstname.lastname@example.org