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2019 Fall Research Grant Submission Site

Grant Application Policies

Submissions should follow the policies and instructions for preparing a proposal as detailed below.


  1. Submissions will not be accepted after 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on the day of the deadline. Applicants are notified that their proposal was received and deemed complete within one week of the deadline. Funding is announced after the Foundation’s Annual Board meeting in the spring and Interim Board meeting in the fall.
  2. No dollar limits are set for grants. All proposals must directly address an AAE research priority. Funds awarded are made payable to the principal investigator and his/her institution. Unused funds must be returned to the Foundation within 60 days of completing the grant.
  3. The Foundation does not support indirect costs to a recipient’s institution. All funds must be spent in support of the proposed investigation and within the funding period of the grant.
  4. The timeline for projects is one year. Projects needing additional time must include an adequate justification in the proposal. An abstract of the results must be submitted within six months after completion of the project. The failure of a grantee to submit a final abstract will make his/her school ineligible for funding for one year. All grant recipients are highly encouraged to present their research at the AAE annual meeting within one year of the project’s completion.
  5. Manuscripts based on research supported by the Foundation must be submitted for publication. The Journal of Endodontics reserves the first right of refusal of all manuscripts based on research supported by the Foundation. Manuscripts must be submitted to the Journal of Endodontics before being submitted for any other publication. The following statement is to be placed at the end of any published works and declared in any formal presentations of funded research:
    This research, project (assigned unique grant ID#), was supported by the Foundation for Endodontics.
  6. Applicants who are submitting a revised proposal must include an introduction with their resubmission in which they respond to the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee’s critique of their original proposal on a point-by-point basis. Proposals that are resubmitted with revisions should have the same project title and list the same PI as the original submission.
  7. New submissions from previous grantees will be considered upon verification that appropriate progress reports have been submitted for any previously funded grants. Please include the previously awarded grant title and or submission ID #. The grantee must include evidence that the results have been published, are in press or have been submitted for publication. Former grantees who have not submitted a progress report in accordance with the guidelines and do not provide evidence of manuscript submission/ publication will not be considered for funding.

General Information
Purpose and Priorities

The Foundation inspires and supports research and the genesis of new knowledge in endodontics. To make the best use of funds, the AAE has identified research priorities, included with these guidelines (Attachment A).


Eligibility

All PIs must be current AAE members who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Students of an advanced specialty education program in endodontics that is accredited by or has a reciprocal agreement with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA);
  2. Faculty or research scientists in endodontology (or other disciplines) of a dental school that is accredited by or has a reciprocal agreement with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA;
  3. Faculty or research scientists who are not endodontists are strongly encouraged to include an endodontist as consultant or co-investigator. To encourage international scientific collaborations, an international collaborator may be included, however projects must be carried out at institutions that are accredited by or have a reciprocal agreement with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students must be AAE members. The student should decide on a research project early in his/her training so that it may be completed by graduation.


Review Process

Applications are reviewed by the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee for completeness and adequacy of required documentation (IRB, budget, statistical letter and biosketches - using templates provided). Applications that fail to include these required components will not receive a scientific review. The committee submits recommendations to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Endodontics who then allocate and award funding. Committee members are excluded from the review process of any grant application they may have a conflict of interest with. If necessary to avoid conflict of interest, review of an application may be completed by a reviewer who does not serve on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee.


Scientific review is based on the following criteria:
  1. Literature Review
  2. Previous Research
  3. Aims and Hypotheses
  4. Research Design
  5. Materials and Methods
  6. Statistical Analysis
  7. Probability of Success
  8. Originality, Creativity and Innovation
  9. Significance to Endodontics
  10. Overall Impact

Following the Foundation’s Board meeting, all applicants that receive a scientific review, will receive a detailed critique of their proposal. For further information, please contact the Foundation for Endodontics program manager at 312/266-7255.

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