PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The science and technology behind clear aligner treatment has advanced significantly in the past 3-5 years. In order to continue improving this treatment modality, Align Technology is investing up to $100,000 in North America for university-based scientific research related to clear aligner therapy. Priority is given to projects whose objectives directly benefit the treatment of patients with clear aligners.

This program provides research funding for full- and part-time university faculty involved in orthodontic scientific research, but applicants may also be non-orthodontic scientists whose work would contribute to the improvement of clear aligner orthodontic therapy.

AWARDS

  • Up to four $25,000 awards will be issued from a total North America research pool of $100,000*.
  • Funding is provided for one year only.
  • If a two-year study is anticipated, the applicant should split the project proposal into two separate one-year studies and apply for the second one-year project in a subsequent program year once the first-year project has been completed and the objectives met. There is no guarantee that Align will offer the award program in a subsequent year or that the applicant’s project will receive funding for the second year. However, any first-year results will be taken into consideration when application priorities are assigned by Align Technology’s independent academic review committee.


APPLICATION PROCESS

For complete program and submission details, please download the Program Overview, complete and return the Application Form together with the signed Program Terms and Conditions Form.

  • Applicant must be a full- or part-time faculty member at a university in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Study proposals must include all anticipated costs, including aligners if applicable.
  • Completed applications must be e-mailed to ResearchAwards@aligntech.com by 5 PM PST March 1, 2013.
  • All completed applications will be reviewed by an independent academic committee and their recommendations forwarded to Align Technology. Final selections will be made by Align Technology.
  • Award recipients will be notified by May 10, 2013.
  • Funding begins no earlier than July 1, 2013.


QUESTIONS

Any questions related to this program announcement, the research proposal format, or required documentation should be submitted as early as possible to ResearchAwards@aligntech.com. Every effort will be made to answer all submitted questions within 5 working days.



Align Scanner Research Award 2013 – Worldwide


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This new award category recognizes the importance of intraoral scanner technology in orthodontics and general dentistry. Each of the five available award consists of $5,000 USD plus a one-year iTero™ scanner loan**.

This program provides research funding for full- and part-time university faculty involved in scientific dental research.

AWARDS

  • Up to five $5,000 awards will be issued from a total research pool of $25,000*.
  • Award includes a 1-year loan of an iTero intraoral scanner.
  • Scans related to the research projects are included at no charge.
  • Funding is provided for one year only.
  • If a two-year study is anticipated, the applicant should split the project proposal into two separate one-year studies and apply for the second one-year project in a subsequent program year once the first-year project has been completed and the objectives met. There is no guarantee that Align will offer the award program in a subsequent year or that the applicant’s project will receive funding for the second year. However, any first-year results will be taken into consideration when application priorities are assigned by Align Technology’s independent academic review committee.


APPLICATION PROCESS

For complete program details, please download the Program Overview, complete and return the Application Form together with the signed Program Terms and Conditions Form.

  • Applicant must be a full- or part-time faculty member at a university where the iTero™ intraoral scanner is commercially available.
  • Completed applications must be e-mailed to ResearchAwards@aligntech.com by 5 PM PST March 1, 2013.
  • All completed applications will be reviewed by an independent academic committee and their recommendations forwarded to Align Technology. Final selections will be made by Align Technology.
  • Award recipients will be notified by May 10, 2013.
  • Funding begins no earlier than July 1, 2013.


QUESTIONS

Any questions related to this program announcement, the research proposal format, or required documentation should be submitted as early as possible to ResearchAwards@aligntech.com. Every effort will be made to answer all submitted questions within 5 working days.

*Please check with your school as research funding may subject to indirect costs.
**Applications are only accepted in countries where the intraoral iTero™ scanners are commercially available.