Funding for the award will be provided exclusively by Smile Train. The deadline to apply for the inaugural award is February 25, 2022.
The award aims to help investigators pursue innovative and novel research that involves the oral health of cleft patients. One competitive award of up to $75,000 will be provided to recipients.
Funding will be provided in the form of an unrestricted research grant that carries no obligation to the recipient's organization for licensure, patenting, or transfer of confidential information, the association said.
The IADR also said preference will be given to researchers applying from low- and middle-income countries as defined by the most recently available World Bank classification.
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