International Association for Dental Research(IADR)/UNILEVER Hatton Competition & Awards for International Researchers, 2019


The IADR/Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards is designed to provide an opportunity for the best junior investigators from all IADR Divisions and Sections to present their research at the annual IADR General Session. Of these international competitors, up to six (6) may receive monetary prizes and commemorative plaques in the junior and senior categories.

    About IADR

    The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va. USA, is a nonprofit organization with nearly 11,000 members worldwide. Its mission is : (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings

    Competitions and Awards
    Each candidate’s airfare, hotel accommodations for four nights, and IADR meeting registration fees, as well as monetary prizes awarded to the six (6) winners of the Competition, are supported to participate in the Competition to be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    First prize – US$1,600.
    Second prize – US$800.

    Prospective candidates should contact their Division/Section Presidents if they are interested in entering the competition since you must receive Divisional/Section approval to compete. Each Division/Section must hold its own onsite competition to select its candidate(s).

    All candidates must be a current member of or, at the time of submission, have made bona fide application to the IADR.

    The Competition is open to the Divisions and Sections of the IADR.

    The number of competitors a Division may enter is determined by the following formula, based on Divisional Membership:

    Categories of Competition

    Currently enrolled in a B.D.S./D.D.S. (Bachelor’s and/or dental degree). This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or at a time of pursuing an intercalated science degree while in training as a dental student).

    1. Entrants must be enrolled in a post-dental, post-graduate, or Ph.D. program or have performed the research submitted to the competition within three (3) years of their earning the award of Ph.D. 2. Entrants for this category would have carried out research as part of a higher degree, either a Masters, Ph.D., or M.D. with previous laboratory experience, or as part of specialty training, and post-doctorals. The Senior Category is divided into two sections:

  • Clinical/Pre-clinical Research: Involving research on human subjects and/or epidemiologic studies.
  • Basic Science Research: Involving laboratory or animal research.

    On the abstract form and presentation, the entrant must be listed first, as primary author and presenter of the abstract entered for the competition. Co-authors, if any, should also be listed on both the abstract and the presentation. In order to be considered for the competition, the contestant’s research may not have been published or presented at any major scientific meeting prior to the Division/Section meeting at which the contestant is selected

    January 14, 2019

    Application Process
    By abstract deadline, Divisions/Sections must submit to the IADR Global Headquarters the name or names of candidates, title(s) of their presentation(s), and the category in which each is entered.

    Please submit information to Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at

    Candidates MUST submit an abstract and biosketch form via the IADR Meeting Abstract Submission site to the IADR Global Headquarters by the abstract deadline, if they have been selected by their Division/Section (includes AADR).

    Candidates must indicate on the biosketch form that they are IADR Unilever Hatton Competitors and the category in which they are entering (junior, or senior: basic science or senior: clinical research).

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