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Resident Scholarships to Attend Clinical and Scientific Innovations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Program (CSIOMS)

Are you a resident interested in research who wants to attend the AAOMS/OMS Foundation’s CSIOMS Program this spring? The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation has designated funds to provide scholarship assistance to OMS Residents for attendance to CSIOMS. The OMS Foundation will grant a maximum of ten (10) individual $1,000 scholarships for attendance to CSIOMS.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application submission is March 15, 2017. Please click the link below to access eligibility requirements and/or to apply.

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Research Grants and Fellowships

The grant cycle opens on April 15. The deadline for OMS Foundation grant applications is July 15, 2017. Funding decisions are made in November and announced by January.

The OMS Foundation’s online grant portal makes it easy to apply for research grants and fellowships. Among the many benefits is the ability to draft and save, make edits, upload documents and submit online.

For more information on research grants and fellowships, click on How to Apply or contact Patti Gillespie, Program Manager, via email or at 847-233-4363.

Enter the grant portal to create your account (new users) or to log in (returning users) and begin the application process.

 Grant Portal 


The awarding of OMS Foundation research grants and clinical fellowships is made entirely on the basis of merit after a rigorous review by the Committee on Research or by the Committee on Educational Fellowships.  Any committee member, including Board committee liaisons or committee chairs, with any real or perceived conflict of interest with respect to a grant or fellowship application is recused from deliberations and scoring of the application.  Any allegation of conflict of interest will be taken seriously and investigated.


Research Support Grants


These one-year awards are designed to further the development of experienced scientific investigators who are committed to problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery, and to encourage promising lines of research and clinical investigation. Who can apply: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and non-oral and maxillofacial surgeon researchers.


Student Research Training Awards


These two-year awards are designed to attract high quality health profession students to biomedical and behavioral research applicable to oral and maxillofacial surgery and to increase awareness of oral and maxillofacial surgery as a career choice for the professional student.

  • View the 2016 Student Research Training Award Application Guidelines.
  • View the 2016 Student Research Training Award Application Questions.
  • You may link to the biosketch form and a compliant biosketch sample within the application form itself. For your convenience, we are also providing the forms here for easy access. Please note that you will be required to convert your biosketch form to a pdf and upload it in the online application.


Clinical Surgery Fellowship


Education has always been an integral part of the Foundation’s mission. Fellowships support post-residency training for promising oral and maxillofacial surgeons pursuing a career in academic oral and maxillofacial surgery. Fellowships provide the opportunity for young surgeons to develop specialized surgical skills and to broaden knowledge, experience, and judgment in areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice.

Those selected for a one-year fellowship make a commitment to spend two years on the staff of an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training program thus disseminating the information and skills they have acquired to the next generation of surgeons.


Faculty Educator Development Award (FEDA)

This AAOMS award was created to encourage promising young oral and maxillofacial surgeons to choose a long term faculty career in the specialty; to encourage promising oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty members who have been on faculty for up to 5 years to continue a faculty career in the specialty; to provide a financial incentive to Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited residency training programs to retain current faculty and to recruit new faculty. The award was established to support individual faculty members. The OMS Foundation contributes financial support to the FEDA each year. The deadline for FEDA applications is April 1. For more information on the FEDA, visit the AAOMS website.