Created to assist beginning periodontal educators in launching their career, one payment of $10,000 is awarded in the fourth quarter of the year after that AAP Annual Meeting. The award is not to be used to replace support that would have normally been provided by the recipient's institution. The award should be considered a supplement to any salary, stipend or research support.
Award candidates must be in their third year of a nonmilitary accredited periodontal post-doctoral training program in the United States as of the application
deadline, and intend to pursue a career in full-time periodontal teaching and research in the United States.
A strong interest in periodontal education is the primary qualification. In addition, the selected candidates must demonstrate excellent character, integrity, a record of academic and personal achievements, and an aptitude for teaching and research.
The application may be accessed using the link below.
All application materials must be received by June 1.
The selection committee is made up of three periodontists who have an interest in periodontal education. Members of the committee are appointed by the Foundation
The AAP Foundation is grateful to Carestream Dental for their sponsorship of this award.
If you have additional questions regarding any AAP Foundation Awards, please contact:
Ariel A. Medoff, MA, MLIS
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3254 or 312-573-3254
“I feel better and better each day that I teach. I consider myself a privileged individual for having a job that I love in a wonderful institution. At the same time, having the ability to positively influence the careers and lives of the students with whom I interact makes it feel even better. My own personal experiences as a student helped me understand the importance of mentorship, therefore, I try my best to inspire and support pre- and post-doctoral students alike. I think my progression over the past two years has been tremendous in part because of the peace of mind afforded by the AAP Foundation Teaching Fellowship I was awarded in 2011; I can focus on being the best teacher and researcher I can be without worrying about finances,” says Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, PhD.
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