Clinical Research Support Grants The Foundation’s 2-year Clinical Research Support Grants support patient- and outcomes-oriented clinical investigations that address the specialty’s most urgent priorities. Consideration in 2021 is limited to proposals addressing the safety of the OMS anesthesia delivery model. CRSGs are funded in two annual payments of $75,000 each.

Eligibility & Requirements


  • Applicant must have obtained a doctoral degree.
  • Applicant oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) must have completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery training program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA).
  • If the Principal Investigator is not an OMS, there must be qualified OMS as Co-PI and the relationship of the PI to the specialty must be specifically stated. The Co-PI must have an active role in the project with time commitment of the Co-PI contributing 10% effort with time commitments stated in objective terms.
  • The OMS on the project must be a fellow or member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and must be a donor of the OMS Foundation.

Application Procedures:

  •  All applications must be submitted online via our grant management software.
  • Only the most current NIH biosketch format will be accepted.
  • Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be reviewed.

Applications accepted from April 15-July 15. Please contact Amanda at for further information.

How to Apply

Application open from: 

April 15 - August 16


  1.  Further the development of scientific investigators who are committed to clinical problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  2. Foster inter-professional research collaborations that facilitate advances in clinical research.
  3. Encourage promising lines of patient-oriented and outcomes-oriented research consistent with the research priorities established by the specialty.

Anesthesia Research Support Grant

Request for Application (RFA)

The OMS Foundation has allocated $150,000 and is requesting applications for a two-year Anesthesia Research Support Grant (ARSG) focused on the safety of outpatient sedation/anesthesia during office–based oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

The Foundation supports research endeavors across the entire scope of OMS including basic, translational, and clinical research. The ARSG seeks to attract outstanding investigators to conduct anesthesia based clinical research. Consideration will be given to proposals addressing and enhancing the safety of current or proposed anesthesia delivery techniques as well as office based practices surrounding safety in delivery. Examples include: 

  • validation of monitoring advances and techniques 
  • prospective/retrospective outcomes–based research, including creation and/or analysis of large datasets for predictors of optimization and safety   
  • validation of office based safety protocols of anesthetic delivery

Projects may be led by collaborate investigative teams or individual scientists. Applicants should submit grants via the normal mechanism. The award will be disbursed in two annual payments of $75,000 each.