Applications opening soon for 2019 ADA Study Grants

7 January 2019

Part of a range of grants and scholarships that the ADA awards to provide extra support for the dentists of tomorrow, the annual study grants for Indigenous and rural and remote dental students are of particular importance.

They seek to address two critical issues in Australian dentistry – the prevalence of oral disease among Indigenous Australians and the challenge of delivering viable dental care outside major population centres.

Indigenous dental students and students from rural and remote regions are encouraged to apply for these grant programs, which total $60,000.

Applications open on 20 January 2019 and close on 31 March 2019.

RURAL AND REMOTE DENTAL STUDENTS
Seven grants, worth $5,000 each, are available each year for students from rural and remote areas who are studying to be dentists.

To apply, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time in an Australian undergraduate or graduate dental degree that will qualify you to practise as a dentist. You will also
have completed at least the first year of that degree.

Applications from students whose principal home address is in a non-metropolitan area will be given greater consideration. The assessment of remoteness will be based on the Australian Bureau of
Statistics’ Australian Statistical Geography Standard.

Students enrolled in degree courses to qualify as a dental hygienist, dental therapist, oral health therapist and/or dental prosthetist are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Applications will be judged by members of the ADA’s Dental Education and Training Committee using the following criteria:

• Applicant’s level of rurality/remoteness
• Academic performance
• Personal hardship (financial or other)
• Current and future intended contribution to the rural or remote
community, and
• Reference/s and supporting statements from others.

To apply, download a form at Rural Remote Grants


INDIGENOUS DENTAL STUDENTS
Five grants, worth $5,000 each, are available each year for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying to be dentists.

To apply, you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as being from that background, and be accepted as such by the community in which you or your family live or formerly lived.

You also need to be enrolled full-time in an Australian undergraduate or graduate dental degree that will qualify you to practise as a dentist and will have completed at least the first year of that degree.

Students enrolled in degree courses to qualify as a dental hygienist, dental therapist, oral health therapist and/or dental prosthetist are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Applications will be judged by members of the ADA’s Dental Education and Training Committee using the following criteria:

• Academic performance
• Personal hardship (financial or other)
• Current and future intended contribution to the Aboriginal or
Torres Strait Islander community, and
• Reference/s and supporting statements from others.

To apply, download a form at IndigenousGrants

For more information, please contact the ADA via [email protected]