Applied Research Grant

The Osteology Foundation aims to support scientific research and education projects in the field of oral tissue regeneration. To actively promote translational and clinical research, the Osteology Foundation awards grants to selected researchers yearly.


The new flagship programme of the Osteology Foundation is the Applied Research Grant programme. 

Who can apply?

This programme provides funding for both early-career and established researchers, and teams who present with a track record in generating and translating basic research findings towards clinical application. Interdisciplinary (collaborative) research involving basic scientists and clinicians, as well as research groups from different universities/entities, is strongly encouraged.

An early-career researcher is defined as a dependent researcher who has a maximum of five years’ academic research experience following the completion of their PhD degree, or completion of clinical training (residency programme) and provide demonstration of enrolment in a research programme (i.e. PhD).

Every other researcher is considered an established researcher, having both:

  1. At least five years’ academic research experience following the completion of their clinical training/PhD (or equivalent) degree
  2. Track record of funding (principal investigator of at least one completed and fully funded grant/project) and publications (at least 5 first- or last-author publications + 5 other publications)

Amount of funding

Up to 200,000 Swiss francs can be allocated for each selected project. Applications requiring less than the maximum amount are accepted and encouraged, provided that financial feasibility is ensured.

The submitted applications can be part of a larger project (e.g. larger clinical trial), in this case the roles/responsibilities/project ownership must be clarified.

Awarding criteria

The projects proposed in the scope of the Applied Research Grant programme may be clinical or preclinical, but must demonstrate in any case a high potential for clinical impact and/or the relevance for evidence-based dental/medical practice for the benefit of human health and clinical care. The awarding criteria reflect this principle, and will focus on:

  • Clinical relevance
  • Methodology
  • Originality of hypothesis
  • Facilities and qualifications

Additionally, a letter of institutional support is required for any early-career applicant.

Grant Application

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us:

Please note that the Applied Research​​​​​​​ Grant programme entirely replaces both the Young and Advanced Researcher Grant programmes, starting 2024.

Osteology Research Wizard

The Osteology Research Wizard guides you step by step in the process of drafting a new research project and directs you to important information.

Programme deadlines