AO Calls For 2019-2020 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grant Applications Are Now Open


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 does not 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.

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 on 19th–21st March 2020 in Seattle, WA). 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 31st December 2020.

The deadline for submitting Osseointegration Foundation Research Grant applications is Friday, December 14, 2018 via email to Kim Scroggs, AO Manager of Education: To learn more about submitting an application, and/or to review conditions of the grants and details about the application review and selection process, please visit AO’s website: