Student and Large Research Grants
Applications for the AAIDF Student and Large Research Grants are now closed and will reopen next year. The application deadline was July 1, 2023. No late applications will be accepted.
As part of its mission, the AAIDF provides grant funding to researchers who are discovering new and innovative ways to advance the field of Implant Dentistry. Through grant funding, researchers aim to discover and translate their findings into implant dentistry practice.
Student Research Grant Application
The David Steflik Memorial Student Research Grants are available to all dental students and those in post-graduate and residency programs. Dr. Steflik was a Researcher and Professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta since 1979. There he served as a Professor of Surgery and Director of Research for Orthopedic Surgery. He was also Professor of cell biology-anatomy in the School of Graduate Studies and held an appointment at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Steflik's research on tissue responses to implanted biomaterials led to breakthroughs in dental implantology.
The AAIDF Student Research Grants are appropriate for new investigators, post-graduate students, and those resuming their research careers.
Applicants may request up to $2,000 to fund their research project for up to a two-year grant period. Applicants also have the opportunity to attend the AAID Annual Conference and present the project findings once the research is complete, with reimbursement for travel costs.
Please download and review the Student Research Grant Guidebook before starting the online application.
Large Research Grant Application
The AAIDF Research Grants Program is intended to provide limited support for meritorious dental implant research projects which include, but are not limited to, the following purposes:
- To conduct research that determines the feasibility of a larger research project
- To develop and test new techniques and procedures
- To conduct small clinical or animal research projects
- To analyze grant data
Applicants may request up to $25,000 to fund a project for up to a two-year grant period. Successful applicants who require additional time to perform the proposed research may request a no-cost extension of the grant period without additional monetary support.
Please download and review the Large Research Grant Guidebook before starting the online application.