AO Spine Discovery and Innovation Award—Call for applications

The AO Spine Research Commission is pleased to announce the AO Spine 2019 Discovery and Innovation Award. The purpose of this research grant is to support young scientists and clinicians in the field of spine research and encourage global participation in the AO Spine Knowledge Forums.

06 December 2018

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The aim is to identify, engage, and integrate AO Spine members who have a desire to perform high-quality, clinical and translational research pertaining to spine oncology, deformity, degeneration, trauma, or spinal cord injury. Research awards up to CHF 45'000 for one year are available to AO Spine members up to 40 years of age.

Deadline for application

The deadline for application submission is January 31, 2019.
Grants will be announced in April 2019.

All applications should be e-mailed to:

Awardees invited to the AO Spine Knowledge Forum

Successful applicants will be invited to become Associate Members of the AO Spine Knowledge Forum which relates to their research proposal for one year, with a possible extension. They must agree to submit an abstract to the Global Spine Congress 2020 and produce a manuscript for journal publication.

AO Spine must be cited as the source of funding in any publication, presentation, or in any publicity resulting from the award or its results.


Grant Application form

Click on the link below to complete the Grant Application form


Requirements and Guidelines

Click on the link below for the details of the call and proposal guidelines

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