- Conduct scientifically rigorous research;
- Mobilize AAOA members;
- Mobilize academic programs; and
- Reduce barriers to research participation and success.
Each year, the foundation reviews research study progress reports, announces studies funded for the present year, and prioritizes research needs for the immediate and future cycles. Grant recipients are expected to present their results at an AAOA meeting and submit the resulting manuscript to the AAOA’s journal, International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology.
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Pilot studies: The research funding priorities for the AAOAF support pilot projects in allergic, inflammatory and respiratory disease. Applications are accepted three times a year, and research grants are considered on scientific merit and feasibility. Deadlines for consideration are March 15, July 15 and November 15 of each year.
Research in Otolaryngology and Allergy Development (ROAD) scholarship program: The ROAD Scholarship was developed by the AAOA to partner resident researchers with mentors in order to help develop research in allergy, immunology, inflammatory process and related respiratory disease.
The AAOA-ROAD Scholarship Committee reviews grant proposals based on scientific merit and feasibility. Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available. Recipients are required to present their research at an AAOA Scientific Meeting and submit it to the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology.
CORE grant: In a collaborative effort with the AAO-HNS, the AAOA Foundation participates in the Centralized Otolaryngology Research Effort (CORE). Applications for the 2013 cycle will be accepted starting in December. Visit www.entnet.org/core for more information.
To apply for any of the grants above, download the AAOAF Research Grant Application, available at aaoaf.org, and submit your application by one of the deadlines above. Present your results at an AAOA meeting and submit the resulting manuscript to the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology.
Resident Travel Grants
In an effort to enhance resident education on the role of allergy diagnosis and management within otolaryngology, the AAOA offers resident travel grant awards for its Basic Course, Advanced Course and Annual Meeting.
To assist residents with course costs, the AAOA will offer a stipend award that includes course registration and a monetary award for travel costs. In an effort to maximize the number of individuals receiving awards, priority will be given to residents who have not previously been awarded a travel grant.
Resident travel grant application requirements are as follows:
- Join the AAOA for a one-time resident fee of $45 (visit aaoaf.org to download the application);
- Apply for the travel grant by submitting a letter expressing your interest in the AAOA and its programs, and explaining why you should be a grant recipient;
- Include a letter of recommendation from your program director on letterhead; and
- Register for the AAOA meeting.
Please note that deadlines differ for different courses, and all applications must be complete and postmarked by due date in order to be reviewed and considered.