Osseointegration Foundation research grant applications now open

Applicants have until Dec. 14 to submit their proposals.

Dental professionals on the leading edge of evidence-based dentistry who are interested in research grant funding can now submit an application for the Osseointegration Foundation’s (OF) 2019-2020 Research Grants program.

Funded by OF, the philanthropic arm of AO, two research grants will be awarded this year. The AO/OF Research Grant Committee will review all applications and award $30,000 to the best proposals in the following categories:

  • Basic science: Research to advance implant knowledge that doesn't include human subjects.

  • Applied science: Research to advance clinical implant dentistry that does include human subjects.

To qualify, research grant applications must be submitted by an AO member, faculty member, or student who conducts research in any academic dental institution (with at least one person on the research team an AO member). Applications that address areas of research to enhance public acceptance of implants are welcome and encouraged.

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Applicants will be informed of acceptance of their proposals in March 2019 via email. First place awardees will be required to present their research at AO’s 35th Annual Meeting (to be held March 19–21, 2020 in Seattle). In addition, all awardees must submit a manuscript to the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), AO’s official scientific journal, no later than Dec. 31, 2020.

The deadline for submitting OF Research Grant applications is Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 via email to Kim Scroggs, AO manager of education, at kimscroggs@osseo.org. To learn more about submitting an application and/or to review conditions of the grants and details about the application review and selection process, visit https://osseo.org/grant-programs/.