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INAUGURAL 

RISING STAR FACULTY AWARD

BACKGROUND: The RISING STAR FACULTY AWARD (RSFA) has been established by the Academy of Operative Dentistry (AOD) with the intent to embrace the Y-generation 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: Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the RSFA-committee. The AOD Officers and the RSFA-members will elect the Awardee from the top two candidates.

NOMINATION MATERIALS to be submitted:

1. Cover Page (1 page) including Name, address, phone number and email 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 Resumé (max. 2 pages).
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).

4. Two letters of support (max. 1 page each). At least one must be from an AOD-member (not- nominator).

Duration of nomination: The nomination will remain in the ballot for 1 consecutive cycle. Recurring nominations are discouraged and will only be accepted 4 years or longer from first nomination.

SUBMISSION: Preferably, all materials are collated into one single pdf. The complete nomination packet should be sent by February 12, 2017 to Dr Tilly Peters (mcpete@umich.edu), Chair of the RSFA Committee. Incomplete packages will not be considered.

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