AO to Award $30,000 Research Grants

Dentistry Today


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

Funded by OF, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), two 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 two categories:

  • Basic Science: Research to advance implant knowledge that does not include human subjects. 
  • Applied Science: Research to advance clinical implant dentistry that does include human subjects.

To qualify, 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. 

Proposal acceptance notifications will be emailed in March 2019. First place awardees will be required to present their research at AO’s 35th Annual Meeting, March 19-21, 2020, in Seattle. Also, all awardees must submit a manuscript to AO’s International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants no later than December 31, 2020.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 14, 2018, via email to Kim Scroggs, AO manager of education, at For more information about the grant, visit

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