Applied Research Grants launched


The Osteology Foundation launches its new Applied Research Grant programme. “This restructuring of our grants sends a strong message of our determination to fund clinically impactful studies”, says Nikos Donos, Osteology Foundation Board Member and Chair of the Science Committee.



The new granting programme underscores the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to advancing clinical research with a focus on improving oral tissue regeneration.This new granting programme replaces the Young and Advanced Researcher Grant programmes, which have been discontinued from January 2024. The amount of funding is significantly increased to CHF 200’000 per award.

A comprehensive list of topics will be shared on Osteology Foundation’s website to provide clarity for applicants, guiding them towards areas of specific research interest and clinical impact. In order to optimise its funding programmes, the Osteology Foundation has invested additional funding for transitioning to a new submission platform which will significantly facilitate the application process.

The Applied Research Grant programme embodies a translational approach, as it bridges the gap between basic science and everyday clinical practice, encouraging implementation of scientific discoveries for tangible patient benefits. “Applied research in dental medicine involves use of scientific investigations and studies to develop practical solutions for real-life problems”, explains Donos. A particular emphasis is placed on utilizing multi-disciplinary approaches and combining new technologies for improving therapies, diagnostics, and care delivery in the field of tissue regeneration. By focusing on oral tissue regeneration, the grant applications submitted for consideration will also align with the research strategy and priorities of the Osteology Foundation, Donos clarifies.



  • Launch: 15 February 2024
  • Target group: Mainly early-to-mid career, but also more senior researchers worldwide, with an interest in developing clinical research projects
  • Field of study: oral tissue regeneration, translational dental research
  • Deadlines: 15 May
  • Funding: maximum CHF 200,000 per study
  • New grant management platform: better usability, enhanced features for faster application, easier post-award grant management and communication

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