The EFCD Scientific Foundation

The purpose of this foundation is to financially support the following projects:
  • Scientific studies in Conservative Dentistry and related disciplines as start-up financing.
  • Scientific visits (3-12 months) in European Dental Schools to do research.
The supported projects MUST be international.
 
The support of projects or persons will be governed by guidelines approved by the General
Assembly of the EFCD.
 

Committee for the EFCD Scientific Foundation

The committee for the EFCD Scientific foundation is responsible for reviewing requests and
formulating a recommendation to the Executive Committee of the EFCD about
acceptance/rejection of funding applications and the amount of financial support.
The granted support must be decided upon by the Executive Committee of the EFCD.
 
The Committee for the EFCD Scientific Foundation will be elected by the General Assembly of
the EFCD for 4 years and will consist of representatives of full members and corporate members.
The President of the committee is the president of the EFCD. The Committee is composed by
three representatives of the board and three of sponsors of the EFCD.

Guidelines for funding persons/projects from the EFCD Scientific Foundation


1.    The purpose of the EFCD Scientific Foundation is to financially support :   

  • Scientific studies in Conservative Dentistry and related disciplines with European character, as start-up financing.
  • Scientific visits (3-12 months) in European Dental Schools to do research. As a rule, scientists/dentists/hygienists, which are not in administrative charge of a department, will be eligible for funding. The scientist submitting the project should basically be a younger scientist (below 35 years old). Also letter(s) of acceptance of the institution(s) where the project will be developed is necessary at the time of the submission to EFCD Scientific Foundation.

2.    Scientific projects pertaining to Conservative Dentistry and related disciplines, as well as research in teaching may be funded. The project should be international and preferably be within European countries which are full or associate members of EFCD.

3.    The possibility of funding must be made on an annual base.

4.    Every applicant must have an equal chance to be funded. The independent, objective and fair evaluation is guaranteed by the Committee of the EFCD Scientific Foundation.

5.    Applications for funding must be filed by a natural person or a group of natural persons. If a group is applying, then a responsible person must be defined.

6.    The request must be as detailed as possible. The aim of the project must be stated as well as hypotheses and preliminary work. Detailed description of materials and methods, including the budgeted expenses must be stated. If applicable, travel expenses and lodging costs should be included.

7.    If the financial support is for only part of a project, then the contribution of the EFCD must be specified.

8.    Funding will be to promote international European contacts. Therefore, it may not be used to finance personal needs in the institution of the applicant or in the receiving institution other than applicant.

9.     Applications can be sent at any time, will be evaluated by the Committee for the EFCD Scientific Foundation and a decision will be taken at the following EFCD Executive Commission meeting (normally, in April and October).

10.  The EFCD Scientific Foundation will decide how many grants and the number of grants and the amount of the founding is limited by the availability of funds to the Foundation and the scientific level of the applications received.

11. The funding may not exceed the finances necessary to fulfill the scientific purpose and the cost of living/necessary travelling during the defined funding period. The recipient of the funding will be obliged to specify and justify and provide evidence of his/her expenses during the funding time.

12. After termination of the funding period, the EFCD will NOT pay for any additional costs, over and above the sum awarded.

13. The Committee of the EFCD Scientific Foundation may check if the requested funds are justified and if the prerequisites for conducting the planned project are given.

14. The recipient of a grant must deliver a detailed report on the project and the spending of the funds no later than 3 months after the end of the funding time to the President of the EFCD. If this report is not delivered, the Executive Committee of the EFCD will normally request a payback of the funds from the recipient.

15. As a rule, results obtained during the funding time with the funding of the EFCD Scientific Foundation, should be published in an international journal. The paper should include a statement of the funding by the EFCD Scientific Foundation. The recipient is required to send a reprint of the articles to the President of the EFCD.

16. Recipients of grants will attend the ConsEuro meeting to be hold immediately after the finalization of the research, and present his/her results, obtained during the funding time, during a special session that will be prepared by the scientific committee of the meeting.

17. Based on the recommendation of the Committee of the EFCD Scientific Foundation, the Executive Committee of the EFCD decides who and how much funding will be granted. This decision is final and may not be challenged. Any legal actions are explicatively excluded.

The Committee for the EFCD Scientific Foundation

President Professor Stephen Dunne King´s College London, UK
Members of the EC

Dr. Marianne Federline

Professor Laura Ceballos

University of Regensburg , Germany

Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Spain

Members of the CM

Dr. Heinz Schuh

Dr. Arnd Peschke

Kuraray Europe 

Ivoclar Vivadent 

 

 

Application for a grant from the EFCD Scientific Foundation


The application for funding must contain the following:

  1. Recipient
    • Name, given name
    • Academic title
    • Institution
    • Address of Institution
    • Phone, Fax, e-mail
    • Professional CV
    • List of Publications (categorized into scientific original research, overviews and continuing education papers)
    • List of presentations (categorized into scientific presentations and continuing education presentations and courses)

  2. Precise description of the Project to be funded
    • The project must be scientifically justified including a short explanation of preliminary work and some working hypotheses (as in a thesis). The material and methods of the planned experiments must be described, including a schedule/time frame and the budgeted expenses. ( If possible expenses should be substantiated with offers from suppliers). If the Declaration of Helsinki requires a statement of the Ethical Committee (animal research, clinical studies), it must be included into the application. If the application is for partial funding only, then the other sources of funding must be named (include application/or notification).
    • Letter(s) of acceptance by the institution(s) where the project will be performed.
    • Location of where the project will be executed, (justify the choice).
    • Travel and lodging expenses

  3. Amount of required funding
    Include a detailed budget of the complete project. (The more precise the budget is, the more competent it may be evaluated)

  4. Statement
    Name:……….., applicant for financial support of the EFCD Scientific Foundation, declares that he/she has read and fully understood the Guidelines for funding persons/projects from the EFCD Scientific Foundation. I did not submit the above described project to any other funding institution. If I do so in the future, I will immediately inform the President of the EFCD.

    Location: ……………… Date: ………………….. Signature: ……………………..

  5. Address to send your application:
    Secretary of EFCD
    Dr. Helena Lewis-Greene

    helena.lewis-green@kcl.ac.uk

Previous applications followed by funding



Dr. Mine DÜNDAR
Ege Üniversitesi Dişhekimliği
Fakültesi Mezuniyet Yılı
from Izmir Turkey
  Dr. Anne-Katrin Luehrs
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover Germany
and
Biomat Leuven Research Cluster, Dental School
K.University of Leuven, Belgium 
 

Dr. Barbara Cvikl
Department of Conservative Dentistry & Periodontology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Title of the project:  "New aspects of saliva research: The in vitro response of dental pulp fibroblasts Supervisor: Dr. Adrian Lussi. Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
Period: February 2013-August 2013
Publications:
Cvikl B, Lussi A, Moritz A, Gruber R. Salivary Pellicle vs Whole Saliva: The Response of Oral Fibroblasts Based on a Genome-Wide Microarray. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2015; 30: 569-77.
Cvikl B, Lussi A, Moritz A, Sawada K, Gruber R. Differential inflammatory response of dental pulp explants and fibroblasts to saliva. Int Endod J 2016; 49: 655-62.
 

 

Dr. Eugenia Baena Aguilera
Health Sciences Faculty, Rey Juan Carlos University, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Title of the project:  "Effect of chitosan polymer on dentin enzymatic activity".
Supervisor: Dr. Lorenzo Breschi. Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences,
DIBINEM, University of Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy.
Period: February 2015-June 2015. 

  Drs. Carmen Arpa Sacristán
Health Sciences Faculty, Rey Juan Carlos University, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Title of the project:  "Novel Resin Composites including Graphene as nanofiller".
Supervisors: Dr. Nick Sillikas and Dr. David Watts.
Dental Biomaterials Laboratory, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, UK
Period: October 2015-July 2016.