AADOCR Gert Quigley Government Affairs Fellowship

This public policy fellowship is designed to familiarize graduate-level students with the federal legislative process in the context of dental, oral, and craniofacial research and the oral health care delivery system. Through this unique learning experience, students have the opportunity to learn about federal policymaking, work on projects to advance the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) policy priorities and meet with members of the scientific research and public health communities in Washington, D.C.

Award Prize/Recognition
  • Eight-week fellowship in Washington, D.C.
  • $6,000 stipend for living expenses
  • Two additional paid trips to Washington, D.C.
Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jul 10, 2023

Applications Closed:

Dec 31, 2023

  • Must be a member of the AADOCR National Student Research Group (NSRG); and
  • a D.M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D., or dual degree student.

The Gert Quigley Fellowship program consists of:

  • A one-year appointment (March 2024—March 2025) to the AADOCR Government Affairs Committee, which advises the AADOCR Board of Directors and staff on federal policy issues that impact the dental, oral, and craniofacial research community.
  • A guided research and advocacy professional development program for six to eight weeks at AADOCR headquarters in Alexandria, VA (summer 2024). A stipend for living expenses is provided.
  • Two paid trips to Washington, D.C. in the spring and fall to attend Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill and Government Affairs Committee meetings.
  • Acting as government affairs liaison to the AADOCR National Student Research Group (NSRG)


Mailing Address
Fellowship Term

Required application materials:

  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Interest (no more than one page)
  4. Letter of recommendation
  5. Statement of Approval from Dean, Dean of Student Affairs or Research Dean

Send Application materials to:

Yehuda Sugarman Director of Government Affairs,, by December 31, 2023.

Questions about the award?

Yehuda Sugarman

Director of Government Affairs

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