In honour of the late Richard Law, an accountant who tragically died from oral cancer, the Global Child Dental Fund is offering an award of $500 to dental students in India willing to enter an essay competition (for details on how to enter please see below).

Biography

Richard LawRichard had two main interests in his life: scouting and sailing.

He joined the Cubs as a young boy, moving on to the Scouts and Rovers, fully participating in camps and many other activities. Later, he qualified as a Queen’s Scout and became a Scout Leader.

His interest in sailing started early too. He and his father built a small dinghy and sailed it on local gravel pits. Over the years the boats became larger and had inboard engines. Having obtained his Navigator qualification, he started sailing to the continent and Channel Islands. He trained as an Accountant in London, and gained wide experience working for companies in a variety of industries.

How To Apply

  • This competition is open to current students (both undergraduate and post-graduate) of dental colleges across India.
  • Each student may submit only one essay.
  • A covering letter signed by the Dean/ Principal of the college must be submitted with the essay.
  • There can be more than one author; however, only the first author will be the considered as a recipient if awarded.
  • The essays will be judged on the basis of originality, correct referencing and the content matter.
  • The decision of judges shall be final.
  • The result of the competition and any related information will be displayed on the GCDFund website.

Essay Competition for the Richard Law Award 2014

Essays should be on any one of three topics:

Topics for the undergraduate category:

  • Current challenges in the delivery of oral healthcare in India
  • Oral cancer: causes and concerns in India
  • Undergraduate dental curriculum in India: suggestions for improvement

Topics for the postgraduate category:

  • Oral Cancer: recent approaches in prevention and management
  • How to improve access to care (dental services) in India
  • Postgraduate dental curriculum in India: suggestions for improvement

Essay Requirements

  • Word limit 3000 words (excluding references)
  • Referencing style Harvard (Author - Year)

To be included in the submission:

  • Covering letter signed by the Dean/ Principal of the college.
  • Title page: Title of the essay, name of the author/s, name of the institute, contact details (address, telephone no. and e mail address of the first author).
  • Essay: MS Word document, Arial Font, Size 12, double spacing

All applications should be submitted electronically to the Global Child Dental Fund: awards@gcdfund.org

The opening date is 1st March 2014 and the closing date is 30th September 2014.
The Award will be announced on 1st December 2014. There will be one winner in each category (undergraduate and postgraduate), who will receive the cash prize. There will be two runner-ups in each category who will receive certificates.

All decisions are final and we regret that we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.


 

Essay Competition for the Richard Law Award 2013

Essays should be on any one of the three topics:

  • Approaches for the Prevention of Oral Cancer in India.
  • Oral Health and Systemic Health: Common Challenges.
  • Quality in Dental Practice.

Essay Requirements

Word limit 3000 words (excluding references)
Referencing style Harvard (Author- Year)

To be included in submission:

  1. Covering letter signed by the Dean/ Principal of the college.
  2. Title page: Title of the essay, name of the author/s, name of the institute, contact details (address, telephone no. and e mail address of the first author).
  3. Essay: MS Word document, Arial Font, Size 12, Double spacing

All applications should be submitted electronically to the Global Child Dental Fund awards@gcdfund.org

The opening date is 1st March 2013 and the closing date is 30th September 2013.

The Award will be announced on 1st December 2013.

All decisions are final and we regret that we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.