AO CMF Start-Up Grants 2025: call for preproposals
Submit by March 6, 2024
The AO CMF Research and Development Commission invites you to submit your preproposals in a wide range of research fields, including unconventional and novel projects.
Particularly favoured are proposals broadly related to basic, preclinical, and clinical research in the fields of trauma and reconstruction in craniomaxillofacial surgery. We encourage submission following the strategy of translational approaches for bone constructs and their impact on facial bone reconstruction.
Eligibility criteria for the principal investigator
This call is open to investigators from all AO clinical divisions—AO Trauma, AO Spine, AO CMF, and AO VET—who are younger than 40 years old and:
- Within five years of the completion of their terminal degree (eg, MD, DVM, PhD, etc), or
- Within five years of initiation of their first assistant professor position at an academic institution, or
- Enrolled in residency programs or fellowships
AO CMF Start-up Grants provide support up to CHF 25,000 per year with a maximum duration of two years.
Spread the word
AO CMF seeks to fund as many researchers as possible, so please inform your colleagues and associates regarding the current call for proposals.
Guidelines and documentation to prepare your submission
|If a collaboration with an AO institute—the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) or AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) Clinical Evidence—is planned, written approval is required; send your request to the respective institute by latest February 19, 2024.
|February 19, 2024
|Submission of the preproposal through the online application tool
|March 6, 2024
|Information about acceptance/rejection
|Mid-/end of April 2024
|Submission of the full proposal through the online application tool
|End of July 2024
|Information about acceptance/rejection of the full proposal
|End of October 2024
|Start accepted research projects
|January 1, 2025
For further information and assistance, please contact AO Network Preclinical Services (NPR) staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly complete the online form with your preproposal project by 24:00 Central European Time (CET), March 6, 2024.