Rising Star Award

Request for Nominations

2019 Rising Star Faculty Award

Academy of Operative Dentistry


… and the Inaugural 2017 Rising Star Faculty Award goes to …

Dr. Gustavo Oliveira
Clinical Assistant Professor (UNC)

Presentation of this Award will be on Friday February 23, 2018 at the 47th Annual Meeting in Chicago.

The next nomination cycle for the 2019 Rising Star Faculty Award is currently open. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2018.

Further information is announced below:

BACKGROUND: The Rising Star Faculty Award (RSFA) has been established by the Academy of Operative Dentistry (AOD) with the intent to embrace the younger generation of dental faculty members and to strengthen the future AOD-membership. This biennial faculty award (funded by the AOD Founders Fund) aims to encourage, stimulate and support early-career faculty clinicians in their chosen professional path and highlight their activities.

OBJECTIVE: This award will recognize and promote excellence in the pursuit of teaching clinical dentistry by early-career faculty.

REQUIREMENTS: Nominee: being an early-career clinical faculty and member of the AOD. The Nominator should also be an AOD member.

Early-career faculty is defined as a faculty member holding an assistant clinical professor position (at least 60% appointment) and be within 10 years from the end of their last degree or training program.

AWARD: The Awardee will receive $4,000 as an undesignated gift for the purpose of augmenting and fostering their scholarship and faculty career. In addition to the monetary gift, the award consists of a plaque and other formal recognition. It also includes the provision of a free meeting registration (currently $800) and $1,500 towards travel expenses to attend the AOD Annual Meeting, accept the award and present a Table Clinic to showcase their clinical- or educational-oriented activities.

SELECTION: Nominations will be reviewed and ranked by the RSFA-Committee. The RSFA Committee members will elect the Awardee.


  1. Cover Page (1 page) including Name, address, phone number and email address of both the Nominator and the Nominee.
  2. Narrative Statement (max. 1 page) including reason for nomination by the Nominator (AOD-member).
  3. Nominee’s Résumé (max. 2 pages).
  4. Two letters of support (max. 1 page each). At least one must be from an AOD-member (not-nominator).

Items to include as appropriate to the Nominee’s field of interest including: Affiliations, Education, List of relevant publications (within the past 10 years); List of completed, current and pending funding support with a one sentence description and the nominee’s role in the project; Presentation activities in professional settings such as conference speaker, CE-course provider, external lecturer (keynote, plenary, or invited).

Recurring nominations will be accepted.

SUBMISSION: Preferably, all materials are collated into one single pdf. The complete nomination packet should be sent by February 15, 2018 to Dr Tilly Peters (), Chair of the RSFA Committee.

Incomplete packages will not be considered.