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Fall 2019 Newsletter: AAOM Resident Research Award 2019–2020

From: AAOM Research Advancement Committee

  • Sunday Akintoye (University of Pennsylvania) - Chair
  • Michael Brennan (Carolinas Medical Center)
  • Sharon Elad (University of Rochester)
  • Joel Epstein (Cedars-Sinai Health System)
  • Craig Miller (University of Kentucky)
  • Andres Pinto (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Hervé Sroussi (Brigham and Women's Hospital)

To: Directors, United States and Canadian Oral Medicine Residency Programs 

Request for Proposals: Funding opportunity for oral medicine resident research projects

The Research Advancement Committee (RAC) of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) is pleased to announce the 2019/2020 Request for Proposals from residents enrolled in United States of America and Canadian Oral Medicine postgraduate programs. 

One of the overall goals for the AAOM RAC is to support, promote and facilitate training, and collaborative clinical and basic science research in oral medicine. The RAC feels that this funding is important, in general, for the future of our field of oral medicine and, specifically, to improve the level of scholarship as well as research productivity from the members of our Academy. The RAC is soliciting for up to three competitive research proposals from residents that will be supported with unrestricted $2,000 award each for one year. We appreciate your help in identifying one or more residents enrolled in your training program who might take advantage of this funding opportunity. 

Eligible Residents should:

  1. Be enrolled in an oral medicine training program within the United States of America or Canada.
  2. Have at least one year remaining to complete their residency/research training program to allow enough time during the training to carry out the proposed research
  3. Be sponsored and supervised by a faculty member at their training program.
  4. Will be required to submit a progress report of the funded project at six months and a final report at 12 months after proposal is funded.
  5. Present their research data at an AAOM annual meeting and acknowledge AAOM funding support in all conference presentations and publications resulting from the project. 
  6. Inform AAOM if the funded project eventually leads to grant awards from any local, national, international and/or other funding sources.

Successful candidates can solicit research mentoring as needed through the AAOM RAC members. Applications should be typed double-spaced in Arial or Helvetica font not less than size 11 and should include:

1. Title page (not included in the page limit) with the following information:
  • Name and email address of candidate
  • Name and email address of principal supervising faculty
  • Name and email address of the residency training program director
2. Research proposal: maximum of 5-page double spaced typed research proposal should include:
  • Background and significance
  • Research strategy/methods
  • Anticipated outcomes
  • Future directions
  • Budget and justifications

3. Literature cited 1-page (not included in the page limit)

To submit a proposal, download and fill in the proposal form:

Download the Proposal Form

All applications should be submitted as a single PDF file by email to: Sunday Akintoye (Chair, RAC) ([email protected]) by December 6, 2019. Applicants will be informed of the outcomes of their applications after peer-review by the RAC no later than February 1, 2020.

 Sunday Akintoye, AAOM RAC Chair On behalf of the AAOM Research Advancement Committee