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Oral and Dental Research

Since 2008 the Faculty of Dental Surgery has been committed to promoting oral and dental surgery research. This year, the Faculty has formed partnerships with the British Orthodontic Society, the British and Irish Society of Oral Medicine, the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, the the British Society of Gerodontology, and the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry will be offering a number of fellowships and pump-priming grants.

Research fellowships

Calls are currently open. Deadline for receipt of  applications is Friday 13 January at 5pm.

Fellowship applications for funding in the 2023 round are now invited, with interviews for successful applicants planned in April 2023. Details regarding these fellowships are listed below. The 2023 application forms (Forms A, B, and C and eligibility criteria) can be downloaded using the links provided.  

Joint FDS–British Orthodontic Society

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British Orthodontic Society invites applications for a one-year (or part-time equivalent) research fellowship and is intended to support a clinical trainee in Orthodontics who wishes to further their academic and research training.

FDS Research Fellowships

The Faculty will support a one year research fellowship to support clinical trainees to obtain research training. The proposed research should be of relevance to oral and dental research. The Fellowship award will cover salary, on-costs and research consumable costs. Applicants should not already have a PhD or equivalent. Funding should be taken up within 12 months of the award being made.

Pump-priming grants

Calls are currently open. Deadline for receipt of stage 1 applications is Monday 7 November 2022 at 5pm.

Pump-priming applications for funding in the 2023 round are now invited. These will be conducted as a two-stage process with a closing date for stage one applications on 7 November 2022. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the first review stage by mid-November and successful applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed second stage application, with a closing date of Friday 13 January 2023 at 5pm. Details regarding these pump-priming fellowships are listed below with the relevant application forms for download.

FDS Pump-Priming Grants 

The Faculty awards up to five pump-priming research grants up to the value of £10,000 each per year designed to meet research consumable costs for research relating to any aspect of oral health and well being. These grants are designed primarily for early career researchers or lecturers and not for individuals who are well established in research.

Joint FDS-Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Faculty, in conjunction with the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research that supports oral health and dental services broadly relating to the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Joint FDS–British and Irish Society of Oral Medicine

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British and Irish Society of Oral Medicine invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to the field of Oral Medicine.

Joint FDS–British Society of Gerodontology

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British Society of Gerodontology invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research in oral health and dental services for older people in the UK.

Joint FDS–British Society of Paediatric Dentistry

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research into the oral health of children in the broadest sense.

Joint FDS–British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 

The Faculty in conjunction with the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research into periodontal disease in the broadest sense.

Joint FDS–Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry 

The Faculty in conjunction with the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to conscious sedation in dentistry.


Lisette Collins: FDS Research Fellowship 

 

Listen to Lisette Collins on what an FDS Fellowship changed her life.

Jag Dhanda: FDS Research Fellowships in 2020

Mr Jag Dhanda discusses what an FDS Research Fellowship did for him - and more on the specifics of the 2020 round and COVID-19 pump priming grants.

Professor Helen Rodd MBE: What an FDS Research Fellowship meant for me

Professor Helen Rodd explains what an FDS Fellowship meant to her: a full year of full-time research, and everything that meant for her as a clinical academic.


Useful Links

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have published a statement and recommendations about mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on research and clinical academia.

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