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The British Endodontic Society (BES) intends to fund new research in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals are invited for short-term research activity aimed at addressing and/or mitigating the impacts of Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The closing date for proposals received under this call will be July 15th 2020.

Proposals will be accepted from UK based applicants.  Applicants are not required to be members of the BES.

The applicant should submit a detailed protocol of the project, details of the equipment or materials required on the attached Application Form and a copy of their curriculum vitae. It should be accompanied by a supporting letter from the Head of Department / School if the work is to be conducted in a dental school.

Amount

The BES is investing £40,000 in this research call. Applications for grants are invited up to the full amount of the fund and will be judged competitively.  Applicants are obliged to state on their submission if they are approaching other organisations for the funding of their project.

Background

The impact of COVID-19 on dentistry has been significant. As we enter the phase of returning to the “new normal”, we face a complex and evolving situation. There is an abundance of guidance available, but a common theme is the lack of robust evidence to guide the adoption of behaviours in practice. One area of contention has been that of the impact that AGPs have on dental service provision. Many questions exist on the behaviour of AGPs in dental practice and the interaction of these with COVID-19.   It is with this in mind that the BES is calling for applications that will lead to a better understanding of AGP generation and mitigation in the COVID-19 era.

Application outcomes

Applications will be considered by the BES research panel appointed by BES Council and successful candidates will be notified by the Chief Operations Officer of the society.

Our aim is to advise of the outcome of applications by July 31st, 2020. Unfortunately due the anticipated volume of submissions no feedback on applications will be given.

For further details contact: admin@britishendodonticsociety.org.uk