Student and Large Research Grants
Note: Applications for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation Student and Large Research Grants will reopen on Monday, March 27, 2023.
As part of its mission, the AAID Foundation 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.
Access the AAIDF Grant Application
Student Research Grant Application
*Applications will reopen on Monday, March 27, 2023.
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 a 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 implants.
The AAID Foundation Student Research Grants are appropriate for new investigators, post-graduate students or those resuming research careers.
Grants are awarded annually. 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 a future AAID Annual Conference and present the project findings once the research is complete, with reimbursement for travel costs. The AAID Foundation will provide an additional $500 for travel expenses to the Annual Conference.
Please read all the Student Research Grant application documents below before starting the online application.
The application deadline is July 1, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
AAIDF Student Grant Overview
AAIDF Student Grant Instructions
AAIDF Student Grant Proposed Budget Form
AAIDF Student Grant Budget Narrative Form
AAIDF Student Grant Application Checklist
You can view a list of former recipients of the AAIDF Student Research Grants here.
AAIDF Student Research Grant Application
Large Research Grant Application
**Applications will reopen on Monday, March 27, 2023.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation (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.
Please read all the grant application documents below before starting the online application.
The application opens Monday, March 27, 2023, and the application deadline is July 1, 2023. Late proposals will not be accepted.
AAIDF Large Grant Overview
AAIDF Large Grant Instructions
AAIDF Large Grant Proposed Budget Form
AAIDF Large Grant Budget Narrative Form
AAIDF Large Grant Application Checklist
You can view a list of former recipients of the AAIDF Large Research Grants here.
AAIDF Large Research Grant Application