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. CRSGs are funded in two annual payments of $75,000 each.

Eligibility & Requirements

Researchers:

  • 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 biannually from April 15-July 15. Please contact Amanda at athomas@omsfoundation.org for further information.

How to Apply

Application open from: 

April 15 - July 15

Guidelines

Purpose of the Award
  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.
Eligibility Requirements
  1. Applicant must have obtained a doctoral degree.
  2.  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).
  3. If the Principal Investigator (PI) 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Either the applicant and/or the OMS Co-PI must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States of Canada.
Conditions of Award
  1. The maximum disbursement to the grant will be $150,000. The grant will be disbursed in two annual installments.
  2. This grant will be offered on a biannual basis.
  3. The grants are offered for periods of 24 months. Grants are not renewable but additional funding can be requested through resubmission with justification which would undergo the standard review. 
  4. Any unused funds will be returned to the OMS Foundation with a budget indicating how the balance of the grant funds were utilitzed.
  5. The grant funds are to be used for direct support of the proposed reserach. Salary support (inlcuding fringe) for investigators and other personnel may not exceed 50% of the total budget. Indirect overhead costs will not be supported by the OMS Foundation.
Research Environment and Institutional Relationship
  1. Prior to application, each applicant must have a formal relationship with a health care institution engaged in research that certifies its willingness to provide the faacilities and adjunctive support necessary to carry out the research plan. Certification of this relationship must be provided in writing by the individual identified on the application as the Official Signing for the Applicant Organization. 
  2. The award will be made to the applicant's certifying institution on behalf of the awardee. Each investigator is directly responsible to the certifying institution for the proper management of funds and project performance, including award disbursement to other institutions and departments/units involved in the project.
  3. Deviations from the approved project will by allowed only if applied for in writing to the OMS Foundation Committee on Research. A written response will be provided. 
  4. OMS Foundation will not control or attempt to influence any research conducted.
Application Procedures
  1. All applications must be submitted online via our grant management software.
  2.  Attachments must be uploaded only in the formats specificed in the application.
  3. A link to the most current NIH biosketch will be provided in the body of the application. Only the most current NIH biosketch format will be accpeted.
  4. Conformity to the prescribed format will be taken into account in the review process. Copies of applications that have been previously submitted to other funding sources on other formats will not be considered.
  5. Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be reviewed.
Review Procedures
  1. The OMS Foundation research grants are awarded entirely on the basis of merit after a rigorous review by the Committee on Research.
  2. The OMS Foundation Board of Directors will, at its sole discretion, select the Clinical Research Support Grant awardees from recommendations provided by the Committee on Research.
  3. All eligible applications will be reviewed against previously established criteria determined by the Committee on Research and endorsed by the OMS Foundation Board of Directors. 
  4. The application will be evaluated on the basis of: 
    1. Significance to the specialty
    2. Investigator
    3. Innovation
    4. Approach
    5. Environment