Research Opportunities

External Funding Opportunities

 

American Association of Dental Research

AADR Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Student Fellowship

Deadline: October 8, 2013

Research proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 AADR Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Student Fellowship. This Fellowship is supported by the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF) and is offered to encourage research in the field of Sjögren’s Syndrome.

Founded in 1983, the SSF provides patients with practical information and coping strategies that minimize the effects of Sjögren's syndrome. In addition, the Foundation is the clearinghouse for medical information and is the recognized national advocate for Sjögren's syndrome. The Fellowship consists of a stipend of $4,000. Funds are not to be used to pay indirect, or institutional overhead costs.

The recipient will be announced at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the AADR in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, March 19-22, 2014.

AADR Student Research Fellowships

Deadline: January 20, 2014

Supported by several major industrial companies, as well as by AADR and IADR Group Chapters, Sections, and members, are sponsored and administered by the AADR and have been created to encourage dental students living in the United States to consider careers in oral health research.  Proposals are sought in basic and clinical research related to oral health.


American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

Deadline: All applications must be received on or before November 1, 2013

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and The Procter & Gamble Company announce the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Predoctoral Dental Students Pursuing Academic Careers. These scholarships support dental students who plan education beyond a doctoral degree and who have an interest in academic careers.

2014 ADEA Preventive Dentistry Scholarships

Deadline: All applications must be received on or before November 1, 2013

The purpose of the ADEA Preventive Dentistry Scholarships is to support predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry. The scholarships are supported through an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.

2014 ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship

Deadline: All applications must be received on or before November 1, 2013

The ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship recognizes the memory and the 30-year dental education career of Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Professor DeVore was active in dental hygiene education, scholarship, and public service. She served as President of the American Association of Dental Schools (now the American Dental Education Association, ADEA) in 1994, and President of the Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the national honorary society of the dental hygiene profession, in 1997-98.

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an individual pursuing allied dental education study at the baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree level.


National Institutes of Health

Clinical Center Summer Internships

The NIH Clinical Center (CC) Summer Internship Program offers summer internships to students who are U.S citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled in high school, college, graduate programs, and health professional schools including nursing and medicine.

Each year, more than 7,000 students apply to the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program. From this pool, approximately 50 students are selected to participate in the Clinical Center's internship experience. At the Clinical Center— the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research—students work with mentors who are researchers and health professionals; participate in the NIH Research Poster Festival with results generated by their work in this summer program; and attend weekly lectures presented by NIH investigators

Clinical & Translational Research Course for PhD Students at the NIH Clinical Center

The Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students is a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center (CC) in July 2013 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of the course is to demonstrate the role of PhD scientists in clinical and translational research, provide an overview and examples of how basic science and clinical observations lead to translational research, and increase awareness and access to Ph.D. role models, research resources, and potential career opportunities at the NIH.

Clinical Electives

Deadline: At least 4 months prior to preferred start time

The Clinical Electives Program (CEP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers 33 rotations in a wide range of clinical disciplines as well as individualized tutorials for students who desire a total research experience. As you may know, the NIH is the nation's premier research institution and home to the Clinical Center, the world's largest hospital devoted exclusively to biomedical investigation. This 240-bed facility has trained over 50,000 physicians and scientists since it opened in 1953. Participants in our electives program will experience a level of exposure to clinical research that is unduplicated elsewhere. The program also provides a meaningful introduction to clinical studies, which is of paramount importance to individuals who are contemplating careers in academic medicine.

Applications are accepted from third and fourth-year medical and dental students on an ongoing basis, and the web site provides information regarding each of the electives. If you are interested in applying, you may do so on-line, at least four months prior to your preferred time. Please note that the electives program is highly selective and applications are reviewed as they are received.

Prospective candidates are urged to review the elective descriptions carefully. They provide an introduction to an unparalleled educational experience for you, with a group of physicians who are remarkable for the quality of care they provide as well as their commitment to discovery leading to new treatments, new therapies, vaccines, and ultimately to a healthier world.

Questions regarding this program should be directed  by calling us at 301-594-4193. 

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

The application for 2014-2015 cycle will open October 1, 2013.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Student scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, or at close by NIH facilities, that matches their professional interests and career goals. The MRSP is a residential program and comfortable furnished apartments, on or proximal to the NIH campus, are provided at fair market rates. Participating student scholars are required to reside in one of the available MRSP housing options. 

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)

Deadline: Interested candidates should submit an aplication three to six months prior to start of training at NIH. The program has no fixed start date.

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

Deadline: The application for summer 2014 will be available in mid-November 2013

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.


National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award

Deadline: January 17, 2014

To enable future dentists to experience careers in research, the NIDCR offers an outstanding summer research training opportunity for dental students.  The NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award is designed to give talented dental students hands-on research experience and exposure to the latest advances in oral health research.  Selected candidates are assigned to mentors who conduct research in the students’ areas of interest. Participation in the program may result in presentation of research findings at a scientific meeting or co-authorship of scientific publications.