Research funding

AO Spine offers funding opportunities to support young researchers in studies relevant to spinal care.
The AO Research Review Commission reviews grant applications submitted to the AO Foundation and its funding bodies.


The AO Research Review Commission (AORRC) is the central AO Foundation body dedicated to managing and handling the independent peer review process applied to all research projects submitted to the AO Foundation and its clinical divisions. Peer review is carried out by a pool of independent external reviewers who are selected on the basis of their expertise to conduct the reviews.

Open funding opportunities

2022 AO Spine Discovery and Innovation Award—call for applications

Download the details of the call and Proposal Guidelines here. Download and complete the Grant Application form here.

Applications should be emailed to Mrs. Simona Koch, email: by February 1, 2022, 23:59 CET.
Grant winners will be announced in May 2022.

Past recipients

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