The AAWD/Colgate Research Award

Deadline Extended to August 31, 2018

The American Association of Women Dentist (AAWD) is accepting applications for the AAWD/Colgate Research Awards Series. This program, funded by Colgate, is designed to promote early career research, facilitate research related to dentistry, and help the improvement of oral health. Innovation, creativity and forward thinking research is encouraged.


AAWD envisions that the selected researchers will eventually assume leadership roles in oral health research. Applicants are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership, and overall strength of their research.


Nominations are now open for the 2018 Colgate Research Awards. Each AAWD/ Colgate Research Award recipient will be awarded $500 to support current research in oral health. Applicants must be able to complete their degree or research project by May 31, 2019.


Advisors are encouraged to attend the 2018 AAWD Annual Conference in conjunction with their role as an advisor.


Scholarship Amount: $500, not renewable. All winners will be listed in the American Association of Women Dentists’ Chronicle newsletter, recorded on AAWD’s website, and announced at the 2018 Annual Conference, October 4-6, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia.

2018 AAWD Conference


Updated Eligibility Criteria: The Colgate Research Award is presented to junior and/or senior dental students, enrolled full-time, who have shown academic distinction and demonstration of excellence in dental research. The award has been expanded this year (2018) to include graduate students/residents. The student must be a national member of AAWD.


Completed Application Packet Must Include:

  • Completed Application
  • Two (2) Letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member/advisor)
  • Transcripts
  • CV/Resume
  • Research Proposal



Deadline for completed applications packet: August 31, 2018


Download the Application