Grant Synopsis:

This grant is given on a competitive application basis to support one or more of the following:
1. Masters thesis research on nutrition and oral health/disease. 
2. Fellowship for doctoral or postdoctoral research for individuals working in the oral health education arena. 
3. RDNs with advanced degrees doing research in the area of nutrition and oral health/disease. 

Preference should be given to masters or doctoral students. 

This grant provides $15,000 in funding.

General Instructions:
Thank you for your interest in this research grant! Before you begin, please read the following application information and instructions.

We have a new online format this year for applications! As you complete the application, please note the following:

All information required for the application MUST be submitted via this application link. Application materials will not be accepted via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Required documents can be uploaded at the end of this survey.

All supporting materials must be submitted as a single PDF file. For details on how to save a file as a PDF, please visit this link:

You must complete and submit the application at one time. You cannot save the application and return at a later date to finish and submit your application.

If you have a question that is not answered by reading the general instructions, the specific research grant instructions, or the FAQ, please reach out to Laura Nitowski, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator via email at

We look forward to reviewing your application!
To access the specific grant instructions, required forms, proposal details, etc. in full, please click below:

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Applications are due July 1, 2018, by 11:59 PM CST.
Please provide the following information:

* First Name

* Middle Initial

* Last Name

* Credentials:

* Academy Member Number:

* Email:

* Phone:

* Applicant Address

Please upload the required documents at the below link as ONE, Merged PDF:

1) Completed paper application, research proposal, any other required forms or submissions as detailed in the paper application

Save your merged, PDF File that contains all required materials with the following file name: "Last Name, First Name, Abbreviated Grant Name 2018".

For example: Smith, Rachel, Colgate Grant 2018

Please note that your application is NOT complete and will not be considered unless the above items are uploaded at the below link; no submissions will be accepted via email.

>> Click here to submit your documents, merged as one PDF <<

**Be sure to click "submit" below after uploading your PDF to ensure all your responses are recorded and your application is successfully received.**

* I, the undersigned, certify that the statements are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and accept, as to any grant awarded, the obligation to comply with terms and conditions in effect at the time of the grant. I agree to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required reports if a grant is awarded for this proposal.

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Please contact Laura Nitowski, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator with any questions at