The maximum grant amount is $50,000 per year, with a one or two-year project duration, totaling a maximum of $100,000 (inclusive of indirect costs, which are capped at 10%).
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All proposals must include an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon affiliated with the project, contributing at least 10% (4 hours/week) of the project effort.
Proposals for the Peter Geistlich Research Award must be submitted to Osteo Science Foundation using the online form, no later than 11:59 PM PST on the deadlines of December 1 or June 1. Late submissions will not be accepted. The online proposal form opens on October 1 in the first cycle and April 1 in the second cycle. Proposals are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee. Final funding decisions are made by the Osteo Science Foundation Board of Directors.
Applicants who are invited to submit full applications may do so by using the online form by 11:59 PM PST on the deadlines of April 1 or October 1 to allow review by July or January, respectively, of the same cycle year.
April 1 - June 1, and
October 1 - December 1
All proposals must include an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon affiliated with the project, contributing at least 10% of the project effort.
Osteo Science Foundation aims to support scientific and clinical research as well as education projects. In order to actively promote basic and clinical scientific research, Osteo Science Foundation awards grants to selected researchers in the United States and Canada. There will be two cycles of grant awards. The deadlines for submission of abstracts are December 1 and June 1.
Grants from Osteo Science Foundation are intended for research proposals submitted by innovative researchers and clinicians who want to address questions in the field of hard and soft tissue regeneration in Oral and CranioMaxillofacial Surgery.
Clinically relevant topics should be addressed and the results submitted to international peer-reviewed journals.
Osteo Science Foundation ensures strict confidentiality of all abstracts, applications and applying research teams, as well as the results of the review process among the reviewers and the Foundation.
Use of Funds
Grant funds are to be used solely for the project as described in the applicant's proposal. Any monies received under this agreement should be expended for no other purposes. Any funds not used for the specific purpose of the grant must be returned to the Osteo Science Foundation, unless otherwise authorized in writing by Osteo Science Foundation. Grantees specifically agree that no part of the funds received from any grant will be used to carry on propaganda, influence legislation, influence the outcome of any public election, or carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive.
The maximum grant award will be $50,000 per year, with a two-year project duration, and a total of $100,000. This amount is inclusive of indirect costs (please see below for more details on indirect costs). Only project-related costs may be requested. Osteo Science Foundation does not finance infrastructure or basic equipment at research institutions.
The intent of Osteo Science Foundation is to provide funding for research that is applied directly to each project. The funding should be applied toward costs associated directly with the research, such as purchase of animals, materials and supplies, and for services that may be required, such as laboratory support, histology lab fees and similar expenses.
Investigators’ salaries will not be approved by Osteo Science Foundation. Exceptions may rarely be made for external, direct project-related personnel costs. Project budget proposals, however, should not include significant salary support for research associates or graduate students. Also, tuition or other associated education costs for graduate students involved in these projects should not be included in the budget. Projects will be viewed most favorably when the funding is directed to project activities and goals rather than financial support of personnel involved in the research.
The application should include an accurate description of the roles of individuals participating in the project. For example, if a Primary Investigator is listed as five percent effort but a graduate student is listed as 50 percent effort, this creates some confusion regarding who is primarily responsible for the project. Clarification of roles of each individual should be clearly defined. The Scientific Review Committee will look most favorably on the proposals that comply with these goals.
Institutional Overhead Costs
Overhead costs are not to exceed 10% of the total project budget. As a prerequisite for funding of any overhead costs, the investigator must submit a copy of the official overhead regulations with the main application. Applicants may elect to not include indirect costs in their budget; in such case, the full Award amount may be applied directly to the project.
Financial support from organizations other than Osteo Science Foundation must be disclosed within the application and it must be made clear how this will affect the overall budget.
If awarded funding, applicants have six months from the date of the notification letter to provide all ethics approvals (including IRB or IACUC approvals. If these approvals are not provided within six months of the notification letter, the project will be considered abandoned and no payments will be made. No exceptions will be made to this policy. It is recommended to submit all ethics approvals at the time of application.
All grant funds will be used in compliance with all applicable anti-terrorist financing and asset-control laws, regulations, rules and executive orders, including but not limited to, the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and Executive Order 13224.
Funding will only be granted if the declaration is signed by the lead applicant and the program director or chairman of the department.
Osteo Science Foundation will fund no more than one (1) new grant per cycle to an institution.
Upon applicant notification, Osteo Science Foundation will publish, on its website and in other publications, the names, institutions, title of projects, biosketches (as provided by the applicant) and abstracts for all awarded grants. Note that unfunded projects will not be publicized and will remain confidential.
Annual reports are required and are a prerequisite for continuing payments in multi-year projects. The deadline for submission of the first report is 30 days prior to the request date for the second payment, which may not be less than one year from the initial award date (July 1 or January 1, depending on the cycle).
The application process is divided into two steps:
Short abstracts should be submitted by the researchers by December 1 or June 1 using the online system. Abstracts will be reviewed by the members of an external Scientific Advisory Board, and then decisions will be made by the Board of Directors. Based on the pre-evaluation results, the top project proposals will be selected. The selected researchers will be invited to submit a full application by February 1 or August 1, respectively.
2. Main Evaluation
The invited applicants must file the completed application documents with Osteo Science Foundation by April 1 or October 1 in order to be reviewed prior to July or January of the respective grant cycle. The Scientific Review Committee will thoroughly review each proposal. The Board of Directors will then discuss the evaluation results and decide about possible acceptance as well as the amount of the grants to be awarded. The selected applicants will be informed about the Board’s decision on or before July 1 or January 1, respectively.
3. Review Criteria
An application for an Osteo Science Foundation Research Grant will be evaluated with respect to its:
As a matter of policy the Osteo Science Foundation only gives comments on positive or negative decisions after the main evaluation cycle.