Charles R. Morris Student Research Award



The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Charles R. Morris Student Research Award is designed to encourage new investigators, not yet professionally established, to participate in research to further knowledge in oral and maxillofacial radiology, to develop competency in research and to gain insight into scientific investigation. The objective is to stimulate the scientific development of promising students and to encourage them to embark on a career in academic oral and maxillofacial radiology.




The recipient of the award will receive:

  • Free registration at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, including the Continuing Education Session and Annual Banquet.
  • Award recipient is expected to present the research paper at the AAOMR Annual Session 


The Research Award will be open to candidates from accredited dental and dental hygiene programs who, at the time the research was carried out, were full-time pre-doctoral or undergraduate students. The manuscript must be accompanied by a nomination from the institution in which the research was carried out. Applicants should be members of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology or should have applied for membership at the time of application. Click here to apply for AAOMR membership.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be judged by members of the Awards Committee of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology according to the following criteria:

  1. Clarity of conceptual definition
  2. Adequacy of literature review
  3. Originality
  4. Soundness of methodology
  5. Significance of contribution to the science of oral and maxillofacial radiology
  6. Manuscript format and style

Students are strongly encouraged to secure faculty guidance in designing the research project, in determining the extent of the literature review and in composing the manuscript.

Guidelines for Manuscript

  • Manuscript must represent original research and not previously presented at a scientific meeting.
  • One page abstract describing the project objectives and definitive manuscript, reporting results of investigation in the style of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology


  • Online application form
  • Manuscript along with abstract
  • Institutional nomination letter

Click here to begin the online application.


For further questions, please contact the AAOMR Awards Committee Chairs:

Dr. Sousa Melo                                Dr. Kalathingal       
[email protected]                [email protected]