Peter and Annemarie Geistlich-Stucki Grant by Osteology Foundation

The Osteology Foundation aims to support clinical research in the field of oral tissue regeneration, to bridge the gap between scientific progress and clinical practice for the benefit of the patient.

The purpose of the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation is to promote medical research and teaching on a nonprofit basis. The focus of their activities is on tissue regeneration with biological materials, especially in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and in the field of cancer treatment. To know more about the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation, have a look at their website.

The two foundations have now joint forces and developed a joint grant programme to address sound clinical research questions in the field of oral and maxillofacial tissue regeneration.

There are two stages in the application process: 

Stage 1: Abstract application

Applicants can submit an abstract of their proposed project by 15 November. 

Stage 2: Main Application

The selected abstract submissions are then invited to submit their full proposal, including a detailed work plan and budget. Submission deadline is 1 May.

Amount of funding and sponsoring

Grants are limited to 350’000 Swiss francs with a maximum project duration of three years. The funding is exclusively provided by the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation.

Who can apply?

Well-established researchers with GCP experience, who are affiliated to a university or research institution.

Study types

Research types falling within the scope of the joint grant programme are:

  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Controlled/Experimental Clinical Trials
  • Cohort studies (prospective, observational, experimental)

This programme is open to phase I and phase II clinical trials, as well as proof-of-principle studies.

Study Focus

Oral maxillofacial tissue regeneration topics, including:

  • Surgical techniques
  • Devices
  • Drugs
  • Biologics
  • Combinations of the above

Awarding criteria

Abstracts will be graded based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the field of oral and maxillofacial regeneration
  2. Originality of the hypothesis
  3. Clinical relevance
  4. Methodology
  5. Facilities and expertise to conduct a GCP study

The invited Main applications, in addition to the above criteria, will also be thoroughly evaluated in terms of:

  1. Sound and transparent budget projections
  2. Good scientific English language

Review and decision-making

Each abstract submission is evaluated by six members of the Review Board, one Osteology Foundation Science Committee member (lead reviewer), as well as one member of the scientific advisory board of the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation. The final decision on Abstract submissions to be invited for the Main application round involves members of the Osteology Foundation Science Committee, as well as of the scientific advisory board of the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation.

All submitted Main Applications are thoroughly evaluated by 5 independent, external reviewers. The Osteology Foundation’s Scientific Committee members together with two representatives of the scientific advisory board of the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation, further discuss the applications in light of the external reviewer comments and take a final decision on the grant recipients.

The maximum available funding can be assigned to one or more projects, depending on the budgeted amounts and the adherence to the above-mentioned awarding criteria.

Grant Application

By clicking on the link, you will be redirected to The BOX, the online submission system hosted by the Osteology Foundation. The information provided upon application will be shared with the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation for administrative and reviewing purposes. The Osteology Foundation, the Geistlich-Stucki Foundation and Review Committee will treat all application materials submitted for consideration for funding in a confidential manner. They shall not use, disclose, or transfer for any purpose other than the grant programmes any information or intellectual property disclosed in the course or as part of such programmes.

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Programme deadlines