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The Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award acknowledges and supports eligible faculty affiliated with California’s dental schools for their exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education. It was developed to support individuals who contribute to the scholarly and creative activities of California dental students.
The CDA Foundation strives to select faculty engaged in preparing students for a professional education that lays the groundwork for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. Priority will be given to applications reflecting Dr. Dugoni’s vision of excellence in teaching and professional development, which includes the following:
Nominators must submit the following items with the online application:
Funding will not be provided to any “disqualified person,” as defined in Internal Revenue Code section 4958. Such persons include: (i) any person who is in a position to exercise substantial influence over the affairs of the CDA Foundation, or who was in such a position during the preceding five years, including voting members of the CDA Foundation Board of Directors and the officers and staff of the CDA Foundation; (ii) any family members of the above class of persons, including spouses, brothers and sisters (whole or half), and their respective spouses (whole or half), ancestors, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; and (iii) any entity in which the above two classes of persons holds more than a 35% interest.
The CDA Foundation will accept online applications from January 1 to March 31 each year.
Recipients are eligible to receive this award only once. This is an honorable recognition award and recipients of this award will be recognized at an appropriate CDA event in CDA and CDA Foundation publications in the fall.
Recipients are eligible to receive a one-time award of up to $5,000. Funds may be used for, but are not limited to, travel, conferences, research, materials, supplies or academic projects. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. prior to receipt of award.