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Fellowship Awards

Learn more about the Foundation’s Fellowship Awards rewarding those committed to academic and research excellence.  


Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award

The Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award recognizes the critical role that educators play in strengthening the specialty. The award provides funding to individuals who agree to commit five years to a full-time academic career in endodontics at a dental school that is accredited by or has a reciprocal agreement with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Recipients receive $50,000 a year, for up to five-years. The funds are disbursed annually at some time after the individual’s employment anniversary date. Up to $250,000 is available per recipient.  

  • Endodontists who plan to pursue a career in education and have secured a contract to teach full-time in an endodontic department at an institution that is accredited in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply for this grant.
  • Applicants must be permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
  • Individuals may apply during the first five years that they are employed full-time as an endodontic educator, up to the end of their fifth year of employment. The award is not retroactive.

Interested in becoming the Endodontic Educator Fellow? Review the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award Guidelines and Application and plan to apply. Submission deadline is May 15 of each year.

Research Fellowship Award

The Foundation hopes to offer the Research Fellowship Award again in the future.  

The goal of the Research Fellowship Award is to develop a pipeline for junior faculty in endodontics who will become impactful, independent investigators that are advancing science in the field of endodontics. The Award is a mentored training fellowship created in recognition and support of the key role junior investigators play in the specialty. The Foundation recognizes a need to recruit and cultivate the next generation of endodontic clinician-scientists, with formal and rigorous research training, who will contribute to the scholarship in endodontics and harness the extramural resources to advance the specialty. The fellowship supports research and career development in basic science, translational science, clinical research or behavioral science with relevance to clinical problems in endodontics.

Dentsply Sirona generously donated the funding to support the 2019 fellow. The Foundation proudly named Dr. Annie Shrestha, B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., FRCD(C), assistant professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, the 2019 Dentsply Sirona Research Fellow. 

Browse our list of past fellowship recipients to see who has benefited from these awards.