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About the Scholarship Center Basel
The UZB has the explicit intention to help aspiring new talents to gain insight into and build their career in translational and clinical research in implant dentistry. Thus, the UZB ITI Scholarship program specifically aims to support young academic leaders around the globe. ITI Scholars are based in the research unit, which houses all our institution’s research labs and has a focus on translational research. On the clinical side, Scholars will be closely monitored by experts from the competence center for oral implantology at the UZB.
Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year Basel
ITI Scholars spending their year at the UZB are responsible for one translational (mainly lab-based) or clinical research project during their Scholarship year. Scholars will be informed and briefed on their project well in advance – as soon as their Scholarship is approved. This will allow them to get started from day 1 of their stay. Ideally, Scholars will also be involved in other research projects – in the lab and the clinics. During their stay at the UZB, Scholars will be trained in research methodology including grant applications, IRB applications, data analysis, and scientific writing. During their stay at the UZB, ITI Scholars should produce one article as first author, and one or more articles as co-author.
Prof. Nicola U. Zitzmann and Prof. Sebastian Kühl, as heads of the competence center for oral implantology at the UZB, will take the lead regarding the research project topics, as well as clinical training for the Scholars in their respective departments (Departments of Oral Surgery and Reconstructive Dentistry). From an organizational point of view, ITI Scholars will be supervised by the head of research at the UZB (Prof. Michael M. Bornstein). He is responsible for the coordination of research projects, training in the labs, arranging and coordinating patient training and clinical activities in the Departments of Oral Surgery and Reconstructive Dentistry, and also for regular progress reports to the ITI.
The Scholar's time will be allocated to the following activities (estimate):
• 60-80% research
• 20-40% patient care/clinical activities
Naturally, our Scholars will also be involved in the university-based ITI Study Club.
Special requirements for this Scholarship Center Basel
ITI Scholars at the UZB should either be fluent in German (for non-native-German speakers written/spoken: Level B2) or provide TOEFEL or IELTS certificate as proof of proficiency in English (for non-native English speakers) with a minimum score of 90 by the beginning of the ITI Scholarship program.