Visiting Scholar Grant

The CED-IADR ‘Visiting Scholar Grant’ supports young investigators from Europe to be trained in research and to carry out a specific research project in a collaborating research laboratory located within the CED-IADR area.

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The candidates must:

  • hold a degree in dentistry or in another scientific discipline.
  • have their affiliation in the CED-IADR area.
  • be a member of the CED-IADR for at least the past two years and actively engaged in research. 
  • not be older than 35 years at the time of application.
  • host laboratory should be different from the applicant's laboratory and should be located in another country within the CED-IADR area.
  • CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grant can be only received once.

Research Topic

Applications will be considered in all areas of dental and cranio-facial research.


Applications (in English) should include the following details:

  1. name, address, date of birth, current place of work, and position
  2. full curriculum vitae with list of publications
  3. references from two recognized scientists of the institution, where the applicant is presently employed
  4. a detailed research plan including background and aim of the project, material and methods to be applied, a list of the relevant literature, and starting date and duration of the visit
  5. a statement of the person responsible for the hosting laboratory (located in the CED-IADR area, but not limited to the above-mentioned list), including confirmation that the applicant will be adequately supported for conduction of the planned project, detailed description of the areas in which the grant recipient will be trained, and the willingness to bear any research or laboratory costs involved with the stay of the grant recipient


The application must be received by the Secretary of CED-IADR no later than May 29 of each year. 

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The CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grant committee will select up to 3 CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grant winners, who will officially be announced at the CED-IADR General Assembly during the meeting. Preference is given to researchers under 35 years of age applying for the first time.


It is expected that the CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grant Recipient‘s visits starts by preference in January, and certainly no later than May of the year following the application year. The Grant's recipient will be responsible for organizing the visit, including all the necessary on-site arrangements. Upon completion of the research training visit, the CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grant winner is obliged to provide a written report (signed by the host) to the Secretary of CED-IADR and to present the research results at a future congress of CED-IADR or PER-IADR.

The Grant's winner has to be the first author of the abstract('s), which will be published on the CED-IADR website. The report shoud include the following:

  • Introduction/Background
  • Objectives
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion

Hosting venue

The following CED-IADR members and laboratories/departments have announced to be willing to host a CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grant winner
(listed in alphabetic order of the city):


ACTA, Dept. of Oral Biochemistry
Enno C.I. Veerman (
Henk S. Brand (
Research Field: Saliva research, peptide research, antimicrobial peptides, mucins and adhesion


Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, Dept. of Chemistry, Centre GTS
Manuel Valiente (, 
Research Field: Study and development of dental materials for remin-demin and withening processes


School of Dentistry, Division of Cariology and Endodontology
Ivo Krejci (
Endodontology, adhesive restorations, CAD/CAM restorations


KU Leuven (University of Leuven), KU Leuven Biomat 
Bart Van Meerbeek (,
Dental biomaterials; biomaterial/hard-tissue interfaces; adhesive dentistry; composites; ceramics; electron microscopy (from biomaterials science to clinical application); biocompatibility

KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Dept. of Periodontology
Wim Teughels (
Clinical microbial research, bacterial adhesion to epithelial cells, biofilm formation, periodontal probiotics, halitosis research, oral implant research


Dept. of Biomaterials, Oral and Biomedical Sciences Research Unit
Luis Pires Lopes (
Adhesion to tooth structure and restorative materials; materials sciences (physico-mechanical properties, side effects); minimal-invasive dentistry

Antonio Mata (
Saliva; tooth erosion (side effects on dental materials (laboratory), salivary flux and pH variation (clinical environment); bleaching agents and techniques (both in the laboratory and clinical environment – release kinetics, safety and efficacy profiles)


Institute of Functional Genomics, Odontoblasts and Regeneration of Dental Tissues Group
Jean-Christophe Farges (
Immune response of human odontoblasts and pulp cells to oral pathogen by-products


Facultad de Odontologia
Mariano Sanz (
Periodontal Microbiology



Faculte d'Odontologie, ISM UMR7287;                                                                         Imad About (                                                                      Interactions between progenitor and non-progenitor cells in pulp regeneration: effect of pulp capping materials


University of Munich, Dept. of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology
Reinhard Hickel (
Karl-Heinz Kunzelmann (
Material sciences (physico-chemical properties), toxicology, pharmacology, oral biology (side effects of materials etc.), immunopathology and genetics of periodontitis


Radboud University, Dept. of Periodontology and Biomaterials
John A. Jansen (

Radboud University, College of Dental Sciences, Dept. of Cariology, Endodontology and Pedodontology 
Bas Loomans ( secondary caries, etiology & prevention of severe tooth wear, treatment of severe tooth wear using composite restorations and practice based research


Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Laboratoire de Pathologie Orale Moleculaire
Ariane Berdal (
Molecular oral pathology, transgenic mice, mouse dental clinics, osteoblast stem cells and progenitors, non-coding RNAs, transcriptional regulation

Université Paris Descartes, INSERM U 747 Faculté de Médecine Saint Pères
Michel Goldberg (

Université Paris Descartes, Faculté Odontologie
Anne Poliard
Stem cells and bioactive molecules as tools for tissue engineering

Catherine Chaussain-Miller (
Hypophosphatemia x-linked and carious diseases, tools: immunohistochemistry, histology and imaging


Dept. of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology
Gottfried Schmalz (
Material sciences (physic-chemical properties, toxicology, pharmacology, oral biology (side effects of materials etc.), immunopathology and genetics of periodontitis


ERT ( Equipe de Recherche Technologique)1061, internal to the Unite INSERM 595
Henri Tenenbaum (
Molecular signaling pathways induced by P.gingivalis which could link periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases


Dept. of Fixed Prosthodontics and Dental Materials
Marco Ferrari (


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Basic Dental Sciences
Georgios Palaghias (


Dept. of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology
Michel Brecx, Christiane von Ohle (
Dental biofilm research ( various biofilm models, conventional microbiology and cultivation, imaging techniques using epifluorescence microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy)


Dept. of Prosthetic Dentistry
Ralph Luthardt (
and Heike Rudolph (
Biomaterials (advanced ceramics, impression materials, cements), clinical trials on implants, abutments (including histiology), soft-tissue management (including molecular biology testing), impression precision, therapy alternatives for deeply destroyed teeth, CAD/CAM-technology, 3D-analysis


School of Dentistry, Dental Materials Unit
Mutlu Özcan (
Adhesion, Aging of Ceramics, Polymers and Interfaces, Surface Conditioning Methods, Simulation Methods, Translational Research

Other hosting labs located withing the CED-IADR area can be proposed.


In 2020: 

Caroline Mocquot from France (6-month stay in Leuven, Belgium) conducted research on the topic “Characterization of the bioactive potential of new porous bioglasses in the remineralization of calcified dental tissues”

In 2019: no applicant

In 2018:

  • Fabio Rodríguez Sánchez from Spain (6-month stay in Leuven, Belgium)

In 2017:

  • Maria Parschalidou from Greece (6-month stay in Munich, Germany)
  • Cristina Parise Gre from Brazil (6-month stay in Leuven, Belgium)

In 2016:

  • Christina Hadjichristou from Greece (6-month stay at Marseille, France)

In 2014 and 2015:

no stipend given

In 2013:

  • Nino Tsintsadze from Tbilisi, Georgia (6-month stay at Siena, Italy)

In 2012:

  • Zeynep Bilge Kutuk from Ankara, Turkey (6-month stay at Munich, Germany)
  • Nino Tsintsadze from Tsilisi, Georgia (6-month stay at Siena, Italy)
  • Aliye Akcali from Izmir, Turkey (6-month stay at Zurich, Switzerland)

In 2011:

  • Vesna Miletic from Belgrade, Serbia (6-month stay at Leuven, Belgium)
  • Özgen Öztürk from Izmir, Turkey (6-month stay at Zurich, Switzerland)

In 2010:

  • Fidan Aysenur from Ankara, Turkey (6-month stay at Leuven, Belgium)
  • Jelena Juloski from Belgrade, Serbia (6-month stay at Firence, Italy)

In 2009:

  • Özgün Özcaka from Izmir, Turkey (at Leuven, Belgium)
  • Ayce Ünverdi from Konya, Turkey (at Munich, Germany)

In 2008:

  • Elif Öztürk from Ankara, Turkey (at Munich, Germany)

In 2007:

  • Arzu Beklen from Istanbul, Turkey (at Helsinki, Finland)

In 2006:

  • Ulvi Kahraman Gursoy from Sivas, Turkey (at Helsinki, Finland)

In 2005:

  • Osman Tolga Harorli from Erzurum, Turkey (at Regensburg, Germany)
  • Sergey Nikolaenko from Krasnoyarsk, Russia (at Erlangen, Germany)

In 2004:

  • Aniela Brodzikowska from Warsaw, Poland (at Madrid, Spain)
  • R. Banu Ermis from Isparta, Turkey (at Leuven)
  • Krisztina Karpati from Szeged, Hungary (at Strassbourg, France)

In 2003:

  • Agata Czajka-Jakubozska from Poznan, Poland (at Michigan)
  • Abdulkadir Sengün from Konya, Turkey (at Regensburg, Germany)
  • Maciej Zarow from Krakow, Poland (at Manchester, UK)

In 2002:

  • Malgorzata Kacprzak from Warsaw, Poland (at Mainz, Germany)
  • Arzu Tezvergil from Ankara, Turkey (at Turku, Finland)

In 2001:

  • Alp Dabanoglu from Istanbul, Turkey (at Munich)
  • Elzbieta Dybizbanska from Warsaw, Poland (at Liverpool, UK)
  • Zeynep Ergücü from Izmir, Turkey (at Regensburg, Germany)
  • Jacek Iracki from Warsaw, Poland (at Leuven, Belgium)
  • Agnieszka Mielczarek from Warsaw, Poland (Stockholm, Sweden)


Want to be our next CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grant winner?

Then apply no later than July, 1st of each year via this link

Visiting Scholar Grant

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