A joint initiative of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) plays a vital role in funding research into dentistry through the yearly awarding of grants and scholarships.

Since its founding in 1970 by Mr Colin Cormie, OBE, Chairman of the Australian Dental Trade Association, predecessor to ADIA, the ADRF has funded well over 1,800 annual grants and scholarships totaling $3.5 million.

The ADRF have been responsible for introducing many leading dental academics and researchers to the field of dental research and remain a major source of funding advances in dental knowledge and practice.
  • Executive Officers

    The executive officers are charged with managing the operations of the Foundation with the Board of Directors, to whom the ADRF's constituent commitees report, providing general oversight.

  • ADRF Annual Report 2017

    The ADRF Annual Report outlines the financial performance, advocacy, strategic outcomes and activities delivered by the ADRF over the course of the previous financial year.

  • ADRF Annual Report 2016

    This ADRF Annual Report 2016 outlines, in detail, the activities and outcomes achieved over the past financial year.