IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards in USA, 2013

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GlaxoSmithKline funded Research Awards in the field of Innovation in Oral Care for Current Member of IADR in USA, 2013

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to learn Innovation in Oral Care.
Course Level:This scholarship is for pursuing research degree level.
Scholarship Provider: GlaxoSmithKline
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:•The principal investigator listed in the application must be a current member of, or at the time of submission have made bona fide application to, IADR.
•To fulfill the quest for innovation, proposals should be collaboratively sponsored by at least one researcher whose principal expertise is in an area of biotechnology other than a dental science.
•The intent is to encourage collaboration with researchers from outside the dental institution; nevertheless, the most important criterion involves the innovative nature of the proposed research.
•Applicants should possess advanced degrees and must hold an affiliation with an academic center, not-for-profit institution, or for-profit entities such as biotechnology start-up companies.
•Letters of support from the principal investigator’s (PI) institution are required and should describe the nature of the PI’s appointment and commitments to the PI, such as lab and office space, technical assistance or travel funds.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The current member of IADR can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Innovation in Oral Care Awards (“Award(s)”) are jointly sponsored by IADR and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), with funding provided exclusively by GSK. The IADR mission is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide. It does so through its Divisions and Sections as well as in partnership with international dental associations, industry, health agencies, and scientific and educational professional organizations. These innovation awards offer opportunities for investigators to conduct dental research that will have a direct impact on the oral health of the public.

What does it cover? Competitive Award(s), of up to $75,000 each

Selection Criteria: Any proposed innovation or new technology should provide significant benefits to the consumer, such as improved oral health and/or quality of life.
- Ultimately the proposed innovations or technologies should be available to large numbers of people through retail channels such as ‘over-the-counter’ (OTC) or general sale. Initially, however, it may be appropriate for availability to be on a prescription basis for a limited period before transitioning to OTC.
- Restorative materials, dental instruments and equipment, and diagnostics for non-oral conditions should not receive much consideration unless the technological advance provides significant benefit to the oral health and quality of life status of the public.

Notification: January, 2013

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till December 7, 2012.

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