|This award will provide financial support of $15,000 over a two year period to support doctoral research in nutrition and oral health / dental education. The following requirements govern the submission of all proposals –
* The applicant must be a registered dietitian or international equivalent.
* The applicant must be an active American Dietetic Association (ADA) member or international equivalent.
* The applicant must be a candidate in a doctoral program in nutrition and dietetics, public health nutrition or higher education and have an expressed interest in pursuing dissertation research in nutrition and oral health / dental education.
* The applicant may be enrolled in the program part** time.
* The applicant must have a career goal of teaching nutrition in dental or health related professions education. Fellowship recipients are expected to teach nutrition and oral health in dental schools or health professions education programs for at least two years following completion of their fellowship/degree or engage in teaching and research on a 25% or more time basis. (If this expectation is not met, recipient agrees to return funds).
* The applicant must demonstrate potential for leadership in the profession. Prior experience as a faculty member or preceptor for dental or other health professions students is highly desirable.
* Research must be completed within two years after receipt of award. Within six months after completion of the research, the recipient must submit a report to ADAF and a scientific paper for presentation consideration at a professional meeting and/or for publication consideration to a refereed journal.
* Preference will be given to research projects that focus on the relationships among osteoporosis, calcium intake and periodontal disease.
Applications for the 2010 award must be postmarked by December 1, 2009. Applications are available online at http://www.adaf.org
or by contacting Beth Labrador at 800/877-1600, ext. 4821 or email@example.com .