AAOA Foundation Research Grants
The AAOA Foundation (AAOAF) is committed to supporting research—both basic and translational—aimed at improving patient care. We strive to identify collaborative opportunities with otolaryngology training programs to help residents understand the role of allergy diagnosis and management within otolaryngology and to develop an interest in improving current diagnostic and therapeutic options to improve patient care. This partnership is seen clearly in our focused resident research opportunities, resident travel grants and our annual “Core Basic Course” for residents, which focuses on resident education and is sponsored solely through the AAOA.
The AAOAF’s mission is to promote scientifically rigorous research that improves the quality of life for the allergic patient through a philosophy of improving patient care through AAOAF-sponsored research. The foundation’s research goals are to:
- 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.