An Introduction - Australian Dental Research Foundation
The Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) is a joint project of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA), to support research in dentistry for the purpose of improving the dental health of the community. The purpose of the ADRF is to:
- Foster and support dental research for the purpose of improving the health of the community through funds derived from investment income and use of any bequest, legacy, gift or other income;
- Encourage all fields of dental research by awarding grants to competent persons;
- Encourage, develop and support activities that stimulate a methodical approach to dental research and foster the continued advancement of dental knowledge;
- To make grants to Dental Schools and approve research institutes and individuals Australia-wide for research programs.
The ADRF is the principal source of dental research funding in Australia and typically awards around one hundred grants, each of which is considered by the ADRF Research Advisory Committee. Since its inception, the ADRF has funded more than 1,200 grants and scholarships in accordance with the above objectives. For more information on the ADRF download the:
Established in 1970 on the initiative of an ADIA Federal President, Mr Colin Cormie OBE, the foundation was inspired by the Amercian Fund for Dental Health and the new organisation became known as the Australian Dental Research Fund. The organisation was formally incorpated in 1983 and in 1996 the new name of the Australian Dental Research Foundation was adopted.
For further information on the ADRF please send an email to email@example.com or telephone 02 9906 4412.