Investing Today In The Health Of Tomorrow

Research drives progress. That’s why Osteo Science Foundation invests in scientific research on the most effective surgical techniques and clinical utilization of biomaterials and biologics. Through a variety of research grant opportunities, our aim is to create a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to foster scientific progress.

We promote forward-thinking, applied research in the area of hard and soft tissue regeneration with a focus on Oral and CranioMaxillofacial Surgery. The projects we fund represent the next generation of research in our specialty and are aligned with the mission of Osteo Science Foundation so that new developments and treatment concepts can be made available at the clinical level more quickly and backed by adequate evidence-based results.

Research Achievements

2018 InfographicAdvancing the Promise Through Research

Research drives progress. That's why Osteo Science Foundation is committed to supporting the next generation of scientists in their pursuit of high-quality research. 

Our researchers are making significant strides forward. Their work strengthens our field and brings the hope of better medicine that much closer. We are proud to be their partners and to help lead the way by funding initiatives that make a true difference in regenerative medicine and professional development. 

Research and Grant Programs

Osteo Science Foundation funds a diverse portfolio of scientific research through the following grant opportunities:

  1. Peter Geistlich Research Awards
  2. Philip J. Boyne Junior Faculty Research Awards
  3. Resident Research Awards
  4. AAOMS Travel Awards

Grant opportunities are offered to distinct populations within the specialty, including Residents and Fellows, Junior Faculty, and Clinical and Medical Researchers. The Foundation also sponsors grant awards that support both the clinical training of select professionals as well as the attendance of residents and faculty at important AAOMS research and educational meetings.

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Examples of acceptable selection criteria might include:

  • Testing of biologic materials
  • Clinically relevant issues in the field of tissue regeneration and engineering
  • Expanding the knowledge base on questions underlying indications in oral, cranial, and
    maxillofacial areas.
    • Benefit for Universities: new aspects in research and education, respective recommendations for practice
    • Benefit for Industry: relevance for products either established or in development


  Resident Research Awards Philip J. Boyne Junior Faculty Research Awards Peter Geistlich Research Awards
Who is this for? Exclusively for residents and fellows Exclusively for Junior Faculty Open to clinicians and medical researchers
Eligibility Requirements * Residents and fellows must be in an accredited OMFS program.
* Applicants must have a senior mentor affiliated with project.
* Applicants should be no more than 5 years within the first-time faculty appointment at time of application.
* Applicants must have a senior mentor affiliated with project.
No prerequisite requirements
Grant Amount $10,000 maximum per year for period of 1-2 years $25,000 maximum per year for period of 1-2 years $50,000 maximum over year for period of 1-2 years
Award Frequency Bi-annual award Annual Award Bi-annual award
Submission Dates Two submission periods:
April 1 - June 1
October 1 - December 1
Notifications by February 1 and August 1 respectively, which also serves as start dates of award.
Two submission periods:
April 1 - June 1
Notification by August 1 which also serves as start date of award
Two submission periods:
April 1 - June 1
October 1 - December 1
Application Requirements * Online Application
* No initial proposal required
* Online Application
* No initial proposal required
* Initial online proposal required
* Follow up application may be invited pending evaluation of Scientific and Clinical Review Committee

1 All projects must include an oral surgeon affiliated with the project. All research and project-related work must be conducted in the United States or Canada.
2 Faculty must be within the first 5 years of their faculty appointment at the time of application and must have a mentor affiliated with the project.
3 Awards are inclusive of indirect costs, which are capped at 10%.

Scientific and Clinical Review Committee (SCRC)

The Foundation's Scientific and Clinical Review Committee (SCRC) reviews and evaluates all research proposals and applications received by the Foundation. The SCRC is instrumental in guiding the Foundation’s pursuit of high quality research, and for that reason, it’s comprised of a highly accomplished team of researchers, scientists, and specialists in Oral and CranioMaxillofacial Surgery.

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