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How To Apply

How do I apply for an ADA Foundation grant or award?

The ADA Foundation only accepts applications for the below programs. Please see the information below for eligibility requirements.

Charitable Assistance Grant Program

Special Note Regarding COVID-19: The ADA Foundation’s Charitable Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for basic human needs for the most vulnerable dentists and their families-(spouse and children under the age of 18). The grants from the Fund are needs based and the purpose is to support the most needy and dire cases who are unable to support themselves because of injury, a personal medical condition, disability, and advanced age. We know that dentists have been impacted by COVID-19; however, the Fund is not a disaster fund or emergency fund and the program does not provide grants to cover business expenses and business losses. The ADA can help you recover from the Covid-19 in many other ways. To that end, the ADA provides a myriad of resources found here.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to dentists and their dependents who, because of accidental injury, a medical condition, disability, or advanced age, are unable to meet basic living expenses.

Application Period: The application period is open.

Eligibility Requirements: Dentists, their dependents, and former dependents of deceased dentists are eligible to apply for financial aid from the ADA Foundation if an accidental injury, advanced age, physically debilitating illness, or medically-related condition prevents them from gainful employment and results in an inability to be wholly self-sustaining. See Rules and Guidelines for complete information.

Dollar Amount and Number of Grants: Varies

The ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree (D.D.S./Ph.D. or D.M.D./Ph.D.) Candidates

To Apply: Apply online. You will be taken to a third party website to complete the application.

Purpose: The purpose of the ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates is to promote and recognize excellence in oral health research by providing financial assistance to dual degree candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in research that advances the oral health of the public.

Application Period: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central Time on July 18, 2020.      

Eligibility Requirements: In order to be eligible for consideration for this research award, an applicant must be a “dual degree candidate” (defined below) who is a U.S. citizens or lawful permanent resident in good academic standing and are currently enrolled in an eligible program (defined below).
A “dual degree candidate” is defined as an individual pursuing both a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree and a Ph.D. either simultaneously, or in sequence within a period of five years from the completion of the first degree and the start of the second.
An “eligible program” means a program at a U.S. public, nonprofit or privately owned college or university accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dollar Amount: The ADA Foundation will award one (1) research award up to $10,000 to fund expenses to attend the AADR SCADA competition and, in addition, may be used to defray the cost of one or more of the following:
A research project approved by the ADA Foundation; and/or
Attending one or more scientific conferences in order to further his/her knowledge or skills; and/or presenting his/her findings at such scientific conference.

 

The ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Research Award 

To Apply: Apply online. You will be taken to a third party website to complete the application.

Purpose: The ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award promotes and recognizes excellence in oral health research by providing financial assistance for promising researchers to pursue a career in research that advances preventive dentistry.

Application Period: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central Time on July 18, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements: Degree candidates must be U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident who conduct oral health research in preventive dentistry while enrolled in one of the following degree programs at an eligible institution*:

D.D.S. or D.M.D.
D.D.S./D.M.D. and Ph.D. dual degree
Ph.D. or equivalent
M.P.H., M.S. or equivalent

*Eligible institution is an accredited public, nonprofit, or privately owned profit making college, university, vocational school, or post secondary education institution that is eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Dollar Amount: The ADA Foundation will award one (1) research award up to $5,000 to fund expenses to one individual to attend a scientific conference or conferences to further his/her knowledge or skills, and/or to present his/her findings at such scientific conference.
The award funds can be used to pay for expenses to attend and/or to present at scientific conference(s)
Registration fees,
Travel expenses,
Meals, and
Lodging, if applicable.

Please see rules, criteria and/or guidelines for each particular award for complete information. Questions? Contact Tracey Schilligo, Manager, Professional Programs at schilligot@ada.org or 312.440.2763.