Education and Research Grants
The primary role of the Dental Council of New South Wales (the Council) is to protect the public by managing complaints about conduct, performance and health matters concerning registered dental practitioners practising in NSW and health and conduct matters related to registered students training in NSW.
Under section 41S of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) the Council may establish an Education and Research Account to provide funding for research and education purposes relating to the health, performance and conduct of registered dental practitioners and students.
Grants are available to applicants who are registered dental practitioners (all divisions), and whose principal place of practice is in NSW, or registered students (all divisions) training in NSW. Grants may be awarded to individuals, groups or institutions. Where an application is from a group, the Chief Investigator must be registered with a principal place of practice in NSW. Co-investigators do not need to meet this criteria and may be unregistered health practitioners, including from professions other than dentistry/oral health. Individual chief investigators cannot hold more than one Grant at any one time. The research/education project should be conducted in NSW and must be of benefit to practitioners/students in NSW.
Grants are funded up to a maximum of $10,000 per application, with a maximum of two (2) years duration. Smaller Grants of shorter duration are encouraged.
For the mid-year round of funding, applications open on 1 March and close on 1 May each year. For the end of year round of funding, applications open on 1 September and close on 1 November each year. Expressions of interest may, from time-to-time, be advertised for specific projects outside these dates.