GRANTS & AWARDS
World Perio Research Awards
How to apply
1. Theme "Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health"
The entry may include both quantitative and qualitative analyses that provide important new insights that contribute to the body of knowledge in dental hygiene. The winning entry in this category is chosen by the Selection Committee from unpublished, original research papers.
All researchers and clinicians are encouraged to submit papers. Research papers on basic science in periodontal disease including laboratory studies, epidemiology and pure technology innovation may be accepted. However, research on commercially available products or on product concepts nearing launch will not be accepted for these awards. Further, no clinical trials of product testing are eligible. Individuals working for a commercial company and past award recipients are not eligible for the awards.
Entrants must clearly declare the source/s of funding, be it from academic/research institutes, a commercial organization or any other third party. Submissions that received funding from commercial organizations are subject to screening for conflict of interest with the vision/mission of the Sunstar Foundation.
All papers must be submitted to one of the four above-mentioned journals along with detailed curriculum vitae. Nominations including self-nominations, of eligible papers are to be made to the editor of the journal in which they were published or by sending an email to this address - including the following documents:
- Nomination Letter
- PDF of the paper you would like to submit
Deadline for Submission of Papers: 15th February, 2021 (application period closed).
Each journal will select five outstanding papers published between January 1st 2019 and December 31st 2020 and forward them to the Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will evaluate the papers that have been selected by the editors of four journals, as well as the self-nominated papers and then select the first-place winner and two runners-up.
The first-place winner will receive USD 10,000 and each of the two runners-up will receive USD 5,000. The first-place winner and two runners-up will also each receive a commemorative trophy. In addition, all expenses for the trip to Europerio 10 in Copenhagen (June 2022) will be paid by the Sunstar Foundation for one individual per award. The Sunstar Foundation will determine the travel allowance to be paid. The award winner is responsible for making all travel arrangements on obtaining budgetary approval from the Sunstar Foundation.
6. Announcement of Winners
All winners will be announced by the four journals concurrently in September 2021. This announcement will also be reported on the Sunstar Foundation and Sunstar Group global websites. Winners’ photos and other relevant information may be used for promotional purposes.
7. Awards Ceremony
The Awards ceremony will be held online in November and at Europerio 10 in June 2022 in Copenhagen. Sunstar reserves the right to remove any content that promotes competitive products or is commercial in nature.
8. Screening Committee
The award is sponsored by the Sunstar Foundation and reserves the right to amend the eligibility criteria and mode of announcement of winners but does not directly participate in award screening or selection. This is the sole decision of the Independent Selection Committee. Personal information such as gender, age, nationality, race and religion shall not affect the selection process