Grants for First Nations Dentist Students


Five grants, each worth $5000, are awarded each year.

Eligible applicants must:

•    Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent or identify as being from that background and are accepted as such by that community where they live; and 

•    Be enrolled as full-time students in an Australian undergraduate or graduate entry degree immediately leading to registration as a dentist and must have completed at least the first year of that degree.

•    Please note that grants are not open to those students who are enrolled in degree courses to qualify as a dental hygienist, dental therapist, oral health therapist, and/or dental prosthetists.

Applications and information about grant terms and conditions can be obtained from the Deans of the dental schools or by downloading the following documents below.
Successful applicants will be selected by a panel appointed by ADA. Award recipients will be required to provide a report of 500 words to the ADA about how they used the grant.

Grant applications open Monday 2 January 2023 and close on COB Friday 31 March 2023