Research Grants

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AO CMF Research & Development Strategy 

Short-term strategy (2018 – 2019)

  • Outcome of mandible fracture treatment
  • Translational studies related to bone healing and regeneration

Mid-term strategy (2018 – 2022)

  • Facial fracture outcome studies
  • Studies related to bone inflammation / infection e.g. osteonecrosis

Long-term strategy (2022 - )

  • Bone regeneration and tissue engineering
  • Intraoperative bone reconstruction Research enhancement of bone fracture healing
  • Quality of life (QoL)
  • Facial fracture
  • Database creation for validated data of outcome studies

Open call for proposals

Translational approaches for bone constructs: their impact on facial bone reconstruction

Funded Research Projects

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ARONJ: Anti-osteoclastic drugs and their impact on maxillofacial and orthopedic bone biology, disease, diagnosis, surgery, and treatment modalities

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Bone regeneration using tissue engineering and CAD-CAM technology: Their impact on facial bone reconstruction

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TMJ subcondylar and adjacent bone and cartilage: deformities, defects, injuries and disorders

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Translational approaches for bone constructs: their impact on facial bone reconstruction

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AO CMF Start-up grants

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Open call for start-up grants

Projects related to basic, pre-clinical and clinical research broadly in the fields of trauma and reconstruction in cranio-maxillofacial surgery

How does the research peer review process work?



The AO Research Review Commission reviews all grant applications submitted to the AO Foundation and its funding bodies. 

Peer review is carried out by a pool of independent external reviewers who are selected on the basis of their expertise to conduct the reviews. All proposals submitted to a call are treated equally. They are evaluated impartially on their merits, irrespective of their origin or identity of the applicants. All proposals and related documents communicated to the AO Foundation are treated in confidence. Based on the project abstract, each reviewer must confirm that he/she concurs with the AO Foundation's Code of Ethics

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