WHAT IS AWARDED?
The Fellowship is proposed to address the retention of top periodontal basic science researchers and educators early in their careers. The Volpe Basic Science Research Fellowship will be a $20,000 Fellowship paid in one lump sum. It is intended to provide personal funding and support to those individuals who may be facing educational debt while striving to establish themselves in an academic role.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Full-time periodontal educators who have been teaching at least two, and not more than five, full-time academic years as of the application deadline and are engaged in periodontally-related basic science research at U.S. programs are eligible to apply. Applicants must be board-certified in periodontology.
HOW DO CANDIDATES APPLY?
Completed applications must be received by the AAP Foundation by June 1.
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
A selection committee will select three finalists from the applications which are received. The finalists must then attend mandatory personal interviews which will take place at the AAP Annual Meeting.
ABOUT ANTHONY VOLPE
Dr. Anthony R. Volpe has over four decades of experience in clinical dental research, preventive dentistry and dental scientific affairs with more than 250 scientific publications and presentations worldwide as well as several patents in dental science from the United States government. Now retired, Dr. Volpe most recently served as Vice President of Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Technology Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, and was responsible for Colgate’s worldwide scientific affairs program, as well as interrelationships with all worldwide professional organizations. Dr. Volpe has been a positive force in the dental industry for more than 50 years.