Wrigley offers research awards

Wrigley is offering grants for dental students and researchers.

In global partnership with the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the Wrigley Salivary Research Award returns in 2012 for the third consecutive year.

Hamish Thomson, managing director, Wrigley (Pacific) said: “The Salivary Research Award creates opportunities for Australian and New Zealand dental students and professionals to showcase their work on the world stage, providing not only financial assistance for future projects, but unprecedented opportunities to present before global peers and thought leaders.”

“All aspects of salivary research are considered: from oral health, to functions and properties of individual protein, to salivary diagnostics,” said Mr Thomson.

Part of Wrigley’s EXTRA® Oral Healthcare program, the scheme awards two clinical research grants of $1,500USD each; and one general research grant at $2,000USD each year. These grants are utilised to fund attendance and travel costs to the 90th IADR General Session and Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (June 20-23, 2012).

“We are pleased to continue to offer this opportunity for both students and clinicians to be recognised for their excellent work,” said Dr Olga Baker, president of the IADR Salivary Research Group. “This is an important area of oral care research and we applaud those researchers who continue to make explorations and advances in this field.”

With the 2012 program open from 1 April, eligible applicants simply need to submit an abstract in 300 words or less outlining methods, measures and hypotheses. 

To qualify, dentists, dental scientists and dental students (undergraduate and graduate) must be currently involved in a body of research. Entries are open until February 2012.


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