Getting Started with Predoctoral Research
The purpose of this page is to guide you in getting started with your research pursuits at UB's School of Dental Medicine. If you have any other further questions please email one of the Dental Student Research Group's Officers, thank you!
Steps in the pursuit/application for research at the dental school:
First step: Please read this the Research Guidelines document, it will answer alot of your questions and inform you about the procedures and expectations of applying for summer research.
Second step: You have decided to pursue research at the school, now it is important to identify a faculty member with similar research interests to you. You MUST contact the faculty member and solidify that he/she is able and willing to take you on a summer research student BEFORE you submit your letter of intent. Once you and the faculty member have agreed to a summer project then submit the Letter of Intent:
Third step: Once your letter of intent is received please begin working on your application for summer research. Start this ASAP, the sooner the better. Please review the sample proposals below in order to get an idea of the expectation the comittee has for the quality of a research application:
Fourth Step: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION. You must have your faculty member review your application for research before you submit it to the committee:
Funding for dental student summer research is not a guarantee, but is a privilege. Work hard on your research application and make sure it is accurate and has the quality expected of a summer research scholar.
If you are a senior dental student researcher, the application for the thesis honors can be found here: