The ODRT and BSODR Crispian Scully Award

This award, in memory of Crispian Scully CBE, a long-standing Trustee of the Oral and Dental Research Trust (ODRT) and eminent clinical academic, is to support research in Special Care Dentistry – a field of oral healthcare, which Professor Scully helped advance in many, different ways and championed in his illustrious career.

Applications for the award are being sought to support a programme of research into the provision and outcome(s) of Special Care Dentistry in patients of all ages.

One grant is available in 2021 to dental healthcare professionals and scientists in the UK to a maximum value of £5,000. The award is not intended to cover salary costs of applicants, as a ‘top-up’ to an existing award, or to fund attendance at scientific meetings.

Applications, which should be structured, must include:

  • No more than two sides of A4 setting out the background, purpose and details of the proposed programme of research.
  • Detail and justification for the proposed expenditure, included in the 2 side application.
  • A concluding, 200-word maximum, impact statement indicating the ways in which the proposed research is anticipated to benefit patients and/or the public. This can be additional to the 2 A4 sides.

Click here for application form

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to the Administrative Officer of the ODRT, Ms Marie Jones, by 30th August 2021. The receipt of applications will be acknowledged. Should applicants be unable to provide acknowledgement of receipt of their application, the ODRT will not accept that submission has been made.

The ODRT is an NIHR non-commercial partner. As such studies funded by the ODRT are eligible for consideration for inclusion onto the NIHR Portfolio.

This award is funded jointly by the ODRT and BSODR.

Please click here for more information on Professor Scully.

Download application form to apply

Download application form to apply

Award Winners


Dr Easter Joury – QMUL

Dr Charlotte Bowes – Newcastle

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