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Oral and Dental Research

Since 2008 the Faculty of Dental Surgery has been committed to promoting oral and dental surgery research. This year, the Faculty has formed partnerships with the British Orthodontic Society, the British Association of Oral Surgeons, the British and Irish Society of Oral Medicine, the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, and the British Society of Gerodontology and will be offering a number of fellowships and pump-priming grants.

If you would like any information or have any questions, please email the Faculty office.

Calls currently open

Joint FDS–British Orthodontic Society

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British Orthodontic Society invites applications for a one-year (or part-time equivalent) research fellowship and is intended to support a clinical trainee in Orthodontics who wishes to further their academic and research training.

FDS Research Fellowships

The Faculty will support a one year research fellowship to support clinical trainees to obtain research training. The proposed research should be of relevance to oral and dental research. The Fellowship award will cover salary, on-costs and research consumable costs.

FDS Pump-Priming Grants

The Faculty awards up to five pump-priming research grants up to the value of £10,000 each per year designed to meet research consumable costs for research relating to any aspect of oral health and well being. These grants are designed primarily for early career researchers or lecturers and not for individuals who are well established in research.

Joint FDS–British Association of Oral Surgeons

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British Association of Oral Surgeons invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to the field of Oral Surgery.

Joint FDS–British and Irish Society of Oral Medicine

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British and Irish Society of Oral Medicine invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to the field of Oral Medicine.

Joint FDS–British Society of Gerodontology

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British Society of Gerodontology invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research in oral health and dental services for older people in the UK.

Joint FDS–British Society of Paediatric Dentistry

The Faculty, in conjunction with the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research into the oral health of children in the broadest sense.

Joint FDS–British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 

The Faculty in conjunction with the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research into periodontal disease in the broadest sense.


Lisette Collins: FDS Research Fellowship 

 

Listen to Lisette Collins on what an FDS Fellowship changed her life.

Jag Dhanda: FDS Research Fellowships in 2020

Mr Jag Dhanda discusses what an FDS Research Fellowship did for him - and more on the specifics of the 2020 round and COVID-19 pump priming grants.

Professor Helen Rodd MBE: What an FDS Research Fellowship meant for me

Professor Helen Rodd explains what an FDS Fellowship meant to her: a full year of full-time research, and everything that meant for her as a clinical academic.


Useful Links

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have published a statement and recommendations about mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on research and clinical academia.

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