Twice a year, the ITI Foundation for the Promotion of Implantology supports clinical and laboratory research in implant dentistry and related fields through its Research Committee. Two grant types are available, as described below.
There are two deadlines for grant applications each year: February 27 and August 31. Late applications will not be accepted.
The ITI Foundation offers the following two types of grant:
1. Small Grant (SG)
This grant is primarily intended for research proposals submitted by young clinicians who have been working within established groups and wish to expand their scope and level of responsibility. It is also intended for newer investigators who want to establish a track record in implant dentistry. This may be by pursuing their own research interests or by building up their own research group.
The grant amount applied for must not exceed*:
*The figures listed are valid for applications submitted by the 2013 deadlines and are adjusted annually in September for the following year based on purchasing power parity.
2. Clinical or Laboratory Research Grant (CLRG):
This grant type will be awarded only to researchers or research groups who have established a reputation for credibility and thoroughness in the field as demonstrated by a continuous publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
The grand amount applied for must not exceed*:
* The figures listed are valid for applications submitted by the 2013 deadlines and are adjusted annually in September for the following year based on purchasing power parity.
The goal of any research project funded is directed towards publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. Intermediate and final reports must be provided to the ITI Headquarters as requested.
In return for financial support, the ITI expects the results of research to be published in a respected scientific journal with a high impact factor. Publishing the research results makes them accessible to dentists across the globe and helps to fulfill the ITI's mission "to promote and disseminate knowledge on all aspects of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration through education and research to the benefit of the patient".
Applications must be submitted using the current version of the ITI Research Grant application form provided on this website. Grants are paid out in six currencies and their value is calculated in line with purchasing power parity. Applicants must select the application form that applies to their country/region.
Only applications completed using the 2013 application form will be accepted for consideration. Any previous application forms are no longer valid. The application form must be filled out in accordance with the ITI Research Grant Application Guidelines.
Upon receipt of an application by the ITI Headquarters, the following process is set in motion:
|1.||Confirmation of receipt of the application by the ITI Headquarters (within two to four weeks of receipt of the application)|
|2.||Check of the completeness/formal correctness of the application by the ITI Headquarters and confirmation that the application has been accepted for consideration by the ITI Research Committee (within four to six weeks of receipt of the application)|
|3.||Communication of the Committee's decision to the applicant (within four to eight weeks of the Research Committee meeting)|
Please note that the first applicant (the person listed as "First Applicant" in the ITI Research Grant application form) will be the ITI Headquarter’s exclusive correspondence partner. The ITI Headquarter will not enter into correspondence with applicants other than the first applicant.
The ITI Research Committee is composed of ten members from various countries and disciplines. The ITI Research Committee meets twice a year, in May and in November. At these meetings, the Committee members review the applications received by the most recent deadline.
The following criteria are applied when reviewing applications:
1. Relevance to current clinical issues in implant dentistry
2. Originality of the hypothesis
3. Suitability of methodology proposed
4. Experience of the applying researchers/academic affiliation and research conditions/environment
5. Transparent and realistically formulated budget
The decision taken by the ITI Research Committee will be communicated to the applicants within four to eight weeks of the Committee meeting (i.e. in June/July or December/January) by the ITI Headquarters.
One of three alternatives is possible:
|1. Acceptance of the project as submitted|
|2. Request for revision according to given criteria|
|a) "small revision", no need for re-application
|b) "major revision" and re-application by the next deadline
|3. Rejection of the project|
As a matter of policy, the Research Committee does not provide any reasons for not awarding a grant to any particular project.
The ITI Research Grant application form is to be downloaded from this website, to be filled out in accordance with the ITI Research Grant Application Guidelines and to be emailed to the ITI Headquarters (email@example.com) by the deadline. Only applications completed using the 2013 application forms will be accepted for consideration. Any previous application forms are no longer valid.