Japanese Society of Paediatric Dentistry Award

The JSPD Travel Award for Young Researchers from Developing Countries

About the Award

Young researchers or postgraduate students traveling to the IAPD Global Summit from Developing Countries (low income and middle-low income economies as defined by the World Bank) are invited to submit their poster presentations for consideration for the prestigious Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry Travel Award.

Funding: The Awards are supported by a fund established by the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry (JSPD).

Travel Awards Are Valued at:
up to 4,0000 JPN Each


These awards are administered for the IAPD 3rd Global Summit in Porto, Portugal.

Congress Secretariat Email: [email protected]

Global Summit Website:

How to Apply

To apply for the JSPD Award, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Submit your abstract via the abstract portal on the IAPD 3rd Global Summit’s website. Please review the abstract guidelines and award rules before submission. Tick the box if you wish to apply for the JSPD Award.
  2. After submission, anticipate a confirmation email containing a link with the JSPD Award online form to submit additional documents. Should you not receive this email, please contact Renee Lukin at [email protected] or use the form below to submit the additional documents.

Please note that it is mandatory to submit an abstract for the IAPD 3rd Global Summit before completing the form below. Applications lacking a confirmed abstract submission will not be considered.

The deadline for submitting application documents is June 15, 2024. 

(Late JSPD Travel Award submissions will not be accepted).


To be eligible for the JSPD Award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Postgraduate student or postdoctoral-level researcher, or a dentist actively engaged in the field of pediatric dentistry.
  • Conduct clinical or scientific research specifically in the domain of pediatric dentistry.
  • Reside, study, or practice dentistry in 134 countries listed by the World Bank as developing economies (low-income and middle-income economies) for the current fiscal year, 2024.
  • Maintain current IAPD individual membership status.
  • Be no older than 40 years old on January 1st of the year of the meeting.
  • Submit an abstract for poster presentation at the upcoming IAPD 3rd Global Summit in Porto, Portugal (mandatory).
  • Complete the online JSPD Application form.

The JSPD Online Application Form

Note: As a built-in safety feature, you will be required to sign into a Google account to enable file uploads.

To complete the application form, please prepare the following documents:

  • Your abstract submission number
  • A research essay expanding on your abstract topic (2-3 pages / approximately 700-1000 words).
  • A letter of support from your supervisor (optional).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A brief covering letter indicating how receiving the Award would be particularly beneficial to you.
  • A high-quality head and shoulders image that may be used for publication on social media if you are selected as one of the awardees.


Future Awardees: Following the event, we kindly request that you compose and submit a brief text summarizing your experience at the meeting for publication on social media and the IAPD’s website.

Award Rules

  1. Up to two awards, each valued at up to 400,000 JPN (covering airfare, four nights accommodation, and registration), will be made available for the IAPD Summit Meeting. Selection will be determined by the Secretary General and President, based on recommendations from the Awards Committee.
  2. The number of awards for each meeting will be announced in advance in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and/or the IAPD and Meeting websites.
  3. Applicants must submit their abstracts, research essays, and curriculum vitae via the Meeting website, adhering to all necessary submission guidelines.
  4. The deadline for submission of abstracts, research essays, and curriculum vitae is aligned with the abstract deadline for the Meeting.
  5. The IAPD secretariat will forward travel award applications to the members of the Awards Committee for review.
  6. The Awards Committee will evaluate submissions based on the quality of the research essay (including study type, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions), applicant need, and curriculum vitae detailing published articles and poster presentations at other meetings. Selection will prioritize scientific merit and the applicant’s contributions to the IAPD.
  7. Award decisions will be made four months prior to the Meeting to assist winners in covering their expenses.
  8. Winners of the JSPD Travel Awards will be eligible for the early registration fee for the Meeting.
  9. Winners must acknowledge IAPD support on their presentation materials.
  10. Winners will receive certificates at the closing ceremony.
  11. Payment to awardees will be made via wire transfer after the Meeting upon receipt of bank details.
  12. Any matters not addressed in these rules will be decided solely by the Awards Committee, with final decisions made by the Committee. A JSPD representative will participate in the Awards Committee for deliberations and selection decisions.

For further inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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