ada logo.jpgThe American Dental Association (ADA) has extended the deadline to accept applications for the new John W. Stanford New Investigator Award to September 30. The award was designed to encourage dentists and dental students to conduct standards-based research and standards development.

Dental students and dentists who have earned their dental degree no earlier than 2007 are eligible to apply for the award. Applicants are required to submit an original research report that could be published and must submit an explanation of how the research incorporates current dental standards and/or contributes to the development of dental standards. Applications can be downloaded here.

The awards committee, along with the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, will select the winner and will announce the winner in December. The winner will receive airfare and a 2-night hotel stay to present his or her award-winning paper in March 2013 at the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 106 on Dentistry Meeting in Seattle. The winner will also be announced in the ADA’s member publication, ADA News, and the winning paper will be eligible for publication in a dental journal.