Stephen Bayne Mid-Career Award
 

Background

This is a new award, planned for presentation for the first time in 2017. 

DMG sponsors awards at the (1) most senior level IADR level (Wilmer Souder Distinguished Scientist Award), (2) through internally administered recognition of excellence in basic and applied science via Peyton-Skinner and Ryge-Mahler awards to relatively senior levels of their careers, (3) students with fellowships and travel awards through the AADR/IADR, (4) and for student travel awards through the DMG’s cooperation with Heraeus Kulzer. These awards leave an obvious gap in terms of recognition of researchers who are in the critical early stages of their mid-careers. 

In 2016, DMG announced the creation of a special (5) DMG Mid-Career Award.  In recognition of the tremendous support that Steve Bayne has given to so many dental materials researchers at all stages of their professional careers as well as his unparalleled devotion to make the DMG the exemplary organization within the IADR, we are extremely proud to offer this new DMG Mid-Career Award in his name.

Purpose

The objective of the Mid-Career Award is to recognize IADR members who have demonstrated significant contribution to the science and application of dental materials research by their mid-career with the aim to help attract and retain younger investigators in the field of dental materials research. To remain a vital and relevant organization, it is imperative for the DMG to maintain and invigorate our pipeline of researchers engaged in all aspects of traditional dental materials as well as materials-centered studies applied to the oral/facial complex. To encourage diverse, high-quality research perspectives and initiatives, we want to be fully inclusive in this outreach to include individuals from any institution as well as from all regions of the IADR - North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific.

Eligibility

Prospective candidates for this award should demonstrate:
(1) IADR/DMG membership;
(2) a minimum of 5 years beyond the granting of their PhD, or equivalent highest degree; and
(3) at least a 3-year record of participation as lead author on abstracts presented at IADR or related DMG-sponsored programs.

Applications

The application process requires the submission of a (a) current CV along with (b) two letters of support from established and productive DMG members as well as (c) a brief narrative (1-page maximum) that highlights how the individual’s prior research accomplishments are anticipated to transition in work going forward (specific details not necessary but a general idea of the intended research direction is requested).

The application package must be submitted to Mutlu Ozcan, the Chair of the DMG Awards Committee, by January 28th, 2018. 

Award

One awardee is selected each year.  The award will consist of a (a) plaque and (b) a cash award (5000 USD) to foster continuing research activities and to travel to the IADR meeting in the same year to accept the award.

Presentation

The Award will be presented as part of the business meeting of the DMG at the IADR meeting.  


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