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Sunstar-AAP Foundation Research Fellowship

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Eligibility requirements and submission guidelines for this fellowship to support specific periodontal research.

WHAT IS AWARDED?

The $50,000 Sunstar-AAP Foundation Research Fellowship is intended to support specific periodontal research. The award, which is underwritten by Sunstar, is intended to supplement the fellow’s income and not intended to replace any salary or stipend to which the Fellow would otherwise be entitled.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Full-time periodontal educators engaged in periodontally-related research at U.S. programs are eligible to apply. Applicants must be board-certified in periodontology.

HOW DO CANDIDATES APPLY?

Completed applications must be received by the AAP Foundation by June 1.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Current CV
  • A 750-word personal statement detailing his/her professional achievements, clinical research studies, career goals and future plans, and financial circumstances.
  • A five (5) page research protocol outlining how the applicant will address one or more of these objectives: Effect of probiotics on oral conditions (periodontal diseases, caries), Novel approaches to periodontal bone regeneration, Novel biofilm control measures for the prevention/treatment of oral diseases, Relationship between oral and systemic health
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation: Two (2) must be written by periodontal professionals, One (1) must be written by the Department Chair or program director

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the AAPF President. The Committee shall make the final decisions on which applications are chosen for the program.

For More Information

If you have additional questions regarding any AAP Foundation Awards, please contact:

Robert Vitas
Executive Director
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256
Private fax: 312-787-3983
Email: bob@perio.org

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