Research Grants

Clinical Division Grants

The AO Foundation offers a wide range of funding possibilities through its clinical divisions.

AOTrauma Funding Opportunities

AOSpine Funding Opportunities

AOVET Funding Opportunities

AOCMF Funding Opportunities


AO offers a number of fellowships for surgeons and ORP. More…​​​

AO Start-up Grants

This grant category was designed to encourage young investigators. Since the beginning of 2017 the formerly centralized program for young investigators has been shifted to the Clinical Divisions. Please contact the respective Clinical Division for further information.

Archive of AO Start-up Grant projects:


Current and completed projects.

Annual funding statistics, sorted geographically and by subject.