2022 ADA First Nations and Rural & Remote grants are now open

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Two critical issues in Australian dentistry include the prevalence of oral disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and the challenge of delivering viable dental care outside of major population centres. Coupled with the recent challenges of COVID-19 and its associated financial hardships, many dental students particularly in rural and remote areas are struggling.

The Australian Dental Association recognises this and has two grants to assist students who are studying to become registered dentists. 

1. ADA First Nations Grant

This grant is designed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have demonstrated a commitment and desire to contribute to the dental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities after they graduate.

Five ADA First Nations Study Grants of $5000 each are available in 2022. To apply, download a form at First Nation grant.

2. ADA Rural & Remote Dental Students Grant

In 2021 there will be two categories of the Rural & Remote Study Grant:

a. Returning to Origins:

This grant is designed to support students who have come from rural or remote communities, and who have demonstrated a significant commitment and desire to return to work in rural and remote areas after they graduate. Five ADA Returning to Origins Study Grants of $5000 each are available in 2022.

b. Hardship:

This grant is designed to support students who are experiencing hardship regardless of their geographical background and have demonstrated a significant commitment and desire to work in rural and remote areas after they graduate.

Five ADA Hardship Study Grants of $5000 each are available in 2022.

To apply, download a form at Rural & Remote grant.

Grant applications are open until 31 March. For information visit ada.org.au/ADA-Grants or email contact@ada.org.au.

This article was sourced from the News & Media page on the ADA website.

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