IADR/SEA Division Travel Award
The award shall be known as the IADR/SEA Division Travel Award and shall be a cash prize of USD 1,000 for the first winner and USD 500 for the second winner. The award is open to all dental researchers who are members of IADR/SEA Division. A researcher can choose to enter into one of the following 3 categories in the competition:
There will be a special section in the programme of each Annual Meeting of the Division for entries to this travel award competition. The programme will be timetabled in such a way as to allow for more in-depth questions being asked of the presenters in this section. The presentation will be submitted in the form of a poster. It will also have to be presented orally at a special session, and candidates will have to answer queries put forth by the judges. In the event that 2 or more candidates are considered to be of equal merit, the prize shall be shared equally amongst them. In any year if no candidate is deemed to have achieved a worthy standard, the travel award shall be withheld.
The award money is designed to be spent by the recipient to attend the main IADR meeting immediately following tthe IADR/SEA Division meeting.
Best Paper Awards
Through the generous sponsorship of some dental companies and the LOC of the 1995 IADR meeting in Singapore, the IADR/SEA Division is able to give a cash prize of USD 500 to the presenter who presents the best paper in each of the following research areas at the 2004 Annual Meeting:
Only active IADR/SEA Division members are eligible to recieve the awards. Both oral and poster presentations will be eligible for the award. Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the IADR/SEA DivisionMeeting automatically qualifies the presenter for entry into the competition, with the exception of abstracts submitted for the Division Travel Award Competition and those that are indicated by the presenters as not to be considered for the awards. In the event that there are not sufficient entries in any of the research areas, the award shall be withheld. Judging will be done by a secret panel of judges appointed by the IADR/SEA Division Council. The judges will participate as audience during the normal programme of the Annual Meeting and will be based on the normal course of presentation. No seperate judging session will be organized.
Charles T. Kean Memorial Award
This award is made in memory of the late Charles T. Kean in recognition of his support for dental education and research through a generous donation from Dentsply Asia. The award is to assist a deserving researcher to attend and present his/her research result at the Annual Meeting of the IADR/SEA Division.
To be eligible for the award, the candidate must be an active IADR/SEA Division member and the primary author of an abstract acceptable for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the IADR/SEA Division. The abstract must not have been published or presented at any major scientific meeting except closed meeting held within his/her dental school or a Scetional meeting of the IADR/SEA Division.
Application for this award should reach the secretary of the IADR/SEA Division together with a duly completed abstract submission form before the official deadline. Acovering letter giving brief biodata and a short statement of the reasons for support is required. A reference letter from the Dean or Department Head confirming the candidate's eligibility and in support of the application is also required.
An Award Committee will be appointed by the IADR/SEA Division Council to select the awardee. Preference will be given to candidate who has no access to institutional support for meeting attendance. All applicants shall recieve notification of result from the Division Secretary at least one month prior to the date of meeting.
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