Foundation Grants

Research Grants

Applications for the AAIDF Research and Steflik Grants are no longer being accepted for 2024. The application deadline was Monday, July 1, 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

As part of its mission, the AAIDF provides grant funding to researchers who are discovering new and innovative ways to advance the field of Implant Dentistry. Through grant funding, researchers aim to discover and translate their findings into implant dentistry practice.

Steflik Grant Application

The David Steflik Memorial Student Research Grants are available to all dental students and those in post-graduate and residency programs. Dr. Steflik was a Researcher and Professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta since 1979. There he served as a Professor of Surgery and Director of Research for Orthopedic Surgery. He was also Professor of cell biology-anatomy in the School of Graduate Studies and held an appointment at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Steflik's research on tissue responses to implanted biomaterials led to breakthroughs in dental implantology. 

The AAIDF Steflik Grants are appropriate for new investigators, post-graduate students, and those resuming their research careers.

Applicants may request up to $2,000 to fund their research project for up to a two-year grant period. Applicants also have the opportunity to attend the AAID Annual Conference and present project findings once the research is complete, with reimbursement for travel costs.

Please download and review the Steflik Grant Guidebook before starting the online application.

AAIDF Steflik Grant Application

Research Grant Application

The AAIDF Research Grants Program is intended to provide limited support for meritorious dental implant research projects which include, but are not limited to, the following purposes:

  • To conduct research that determines the feasibility of a larger research project
  • To develop and test new techniques and procedures
  • To conduct small clinical or animal research projects
  • To analyze grant data

Applicants may request up to $25,000 to fund a project for up to a two-year grant period. Successful applicants who require additional time to perform the proposed research may request a no-cost extension of the grant period without additional monetary support.

Additional Forms and Application Tools

Applicants will be required to complete an AAIDF Grants Budget Disclosure and Proposal Form as a part of the application process. You can download the form here or in the online program:

Download the AAIDF Grants Budget Disclosure and Proposal Form

Questions? You can download the following AAIDF Grant Guidelines Tool to help you complete your application. If you are still having trouble, send an e-mail to and a staff person will assist you.

Download the AAIDF Grant Guidelines Tool