AADOCR Student Advocate Award

The American Association for Dental, Oral and, Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) National Student Research Group (NSRG) along with the AADOCR's Government Affairs Committee (GAC) would like to recognize a student for outstanding contributions in advocacy for oral health research with the 2022 Student Advocate of the Year Award.

The winner of the award will be presented with the award during the 2023 AADOCR and Friends of NIDCR Virtual Hill Day kick-off event on Spring 2023.

To apply, complete the application form and brief essay questions.

Award Prize

Presented during the 2023 AADOCR and Friends of NIDCR Virtual Hill Day

Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jul 11, 2022

Applications Closed:

Dec 30, 2022

  • Students may self-nominate or be nominated by another AADOCR member
  • Nominee must be a member of the AADOCR NSRG


Students may nominate themselves or be nominated by another AADOCR member. The nominee must be a member of the AADOCR NSRG. (The current Gert Quigley Fellow and NSRG officers are not eligible for this award.)

Applicants should have participated in AADOCR advocacy by completing at least two of the following activities within the last calendar year:

  • Responded to an AADOCR advocacy action alert;
  • Either met in person or contacted (via email, letter or phone) a member of Congress;
  • Participated in an AADOCR Advocacy Day;
  • Demonstrated an interest to improve and enhance AADOCR student advocacy.


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Personal Information

Personal Information

Essay Question

In the space below please include a brief one-page essay explaining: (1) how you meet the criteria; (2) why you believe it is important to engage in advocacy on behalf of dental and craniofacial research; and (3) your role in advancing AADOCR’s federal policy agenda.

*The essay question may be copied and pasted in plain text from a Word document.

Questions about the award?

Yehuda Sugarman

Director of Government Affairs

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