Internal Funding Sources

School of Dentistry's Internal Funding Opportunities

A major role of THE FUND FOR DENTISTRY is to stimulate and support research by the members of the School of Dentistry. All dental and related personnel involved in oral health services or education are eligible to apply for research funding. The intent is to support high quality, impactful research in the School of Dentistry. Research proposals may be basic or applied in nature and should demonstrate either a direct or indirect relationship to the advancement of oral health.

 

An applicant may apply as a principal investigator (PI) for one grant per award cycle. A graduate student or Post Doc may be the principal investigator of the grant, but the student/Post Doc’s supervisor must co-sign the application as co-PI.

 

The deadline for application to THE FUND For DENTISTRY will be April 15th each year

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The purpose of the Educational Research & Scholarship Fund (ERSF) is to stimulate and support educational research and applied scholarship to teaching. All faculty involved in teaching in the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta are eligible to apply for funding. A graduate student may be the principal investigator of the grant, however, the student’s supervisor must co-sign the application as co-PI.  The maximum amount of a grant awarded by the ERSF is $3,000.00.

There will be TWO COMPETITIONS for funding each year.  The deadlines to submit an application to ERSF will be April 15th  and October 15th.


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  • Oral Health Community Engagement Fund (OHCEF)
                        
  • New:  There are now two sources of funding for OHCEF with slightly different  application requirements.  

  • Both sources of funding are intended to stimulate and support oral health community engagement research in our School of Dentistry.

  • The Edmonton & District Dental Society (EDDS) funding requires, participation of a student or students from the Department of Dentistry  (For this source one of the objectives  is to stimulate and support community engagement research and to provide students with meaningful community engagement experiences (See Terms of reference). EDDS, in keeping with their mission to “promote dentistry as a profession contributing to the community” has created the Oral Health Community Engagement Fund (OHCEF) to support community engagement with the involvement of the School of Dentistry in the provision of oral health care to vulnerable and underserved populations.
  • The new source of funding does not require participation of students from the Department.  Note: You may use the EDDS OHCEF application for this source of funding. Additional information about the new source of funding will be provided in the future.
 All School of Dentistry faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students are invited to apply for funding. The proposals will be evaluated by a peer review committee.

The maximum amount of a grant awarded by OHCEF is $5,000.00.

There will be TWO COMPETITIONS for funding each year. The deadlines for application will be April 15th and October 15th each year.


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  • Dental Hygiene Graduate Research Fund (DHGRF)
  • The DENTAL HYGIENE GRADUATE RESEARCH FUND (DHGRF) will provide funding in form of
  • 1) Student stipends; and

    2) Research operating grants to support masters or doctoral research projects.

    Applicants for student stipends must be full-time graduate students who are dental hygienists, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and studying in the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta. It is not expected that the DHGRF will cover all funding needs while in graduate studies. Graduate students are expected to have additional sources of funding.

     Applicants for research operating grants must be graduate students who are dental hygienists, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and studying in the School of Dentistry.

    There will be TWO COMPETITIONS for funding each year. Application deadlines for both stipends and research operation grants will be April 15 and October 15 each year .

    DHGRF Student Stipend Applications and DHGRF Research Operating Grant Applications should be submitted to: Heather Good, Research Project Developer, School of Dentistry (hgood@ualberta.ca).

     Hyperlinks to:

    DHGRF Student Stipend Terms of Reference

    DHGRF Student Stipend Application Form

    DHGRF Research Operating Grant Terms of Reference

    DHGRF Research Operating Grant Application Form