ADA Foundation: 5 funding opportunities for new dentists due May 31

Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award: This program annually provides two $5,000 awards – the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award and the Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award – to deserving individuals who have demonstrated leadership skills in efforts aimed at improving the oral health of the public. Application deadline: May 31.

ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award: This award promotes and recognizes excellence in oral health research by providing one award of up to $5,000 annually, to support promising researchers pursuing a career in research that advances preventive dentistry. Application deadline: May 31.

ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree (D.D.S./Ph.D. or D.M.D./Ph.D.) Candidates: This award promotes and recognizes excellence in oral health research. Through this award, the ADA Foundation annually provides one award of up to $10,000 to a dual degree candidate who is interested in pursuing a career in research that advances the oral health of the public. Application deadline: May 31.

Give Kids A Smile Community Leadership Development Institute (GKAS Ambassador program): This program provides select GKAS program coordinators with grant funding to subsidize travel and expenses associated with attending the GKAS Institute, where they gain the knowledge and resources to help them expand, enhance, or begin their GKAS program. Once GKAS program coordinators complete this training, they are eligible to become a GKAS Ambassador. The ADA Foundation provides a minimum of ten travel grants to a select group of applicants to enable them to attend a three-day training session in St. Louis, where Give Kids A Smile began. Application deadline: May 31.

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