2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research-Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR)
IADR-SEA Division/ Joseph Lister Awards

IADR-SEA Division/ Joseph Lister Awards in Oral Disease Prevention

The IADR-SEA Division/Joseph Lister Award competition is open to junior investigators (dental students) who exhibit potential for a productive career in dental research. Mentors are strongly urged to support and select a project for the competition that is original, well-planned, and carefully executed.

Two winners will be selected to receive a cash prize and plaque; USD 1,000 first place winner and USD 500 second place winner. Grants include funding the cash awards, plaques and administrative fee.



Entrants must be citizens of an IADR-SEA division member country (or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of submission of the abstract, i.e., those with a “green card”) or persons of other nationalities whose research is performed in Asia. Candidates MUST be IADR-SEA members.

The research submitted may not be published (even as an abstract) or presented at any national or international meetings (excluding state, regional, or institutional meetings).



Junior: This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or during the first two years of pursuing a combined science degree while in training as a dental student).

Individuals with a formal research degree (Master’s and/or Ph.D.) are not eligible for this category.

Johnson& Johnson will sponsor an award only in the area of Oral Disease Prevention only.



Each Country Award Committee will select a winner from the dental schools that applied for the Competition. Candidates from each country must submit an abstract and indicate their desire to enter the IADR-SEA Division/ Joseph Lister Awards competition via the online abstract submission by the deadline date.



Candidates will present their research in an oral presentation format for the Country Level Competition. Two winners from each country will present a poster at the IADR-SEA Annual Meeting. Candidates are required to stand beside their poster and give an 8 minute verbal presentation with a question-and-answer period not to exceed 5 minutes. Detailed instructions regarding the poster presentation will be posted on the meeting website.