Grant recipients

The Foundation funds a 'small grants' scheme to encourage the initiation or continuation of research projects by AOA Fellows, Associates and Trainees. 

2019 recipients

To initiate an extensive, open access, database of the morphometric, biomechanical, biochemical, histological and ultrastructural properties of normal human upper and lower limb tendons and ligaments that are either commonly reconstructed, or used as graft tissues for reconstruction.
DISTINCT: Dual mobility versus standard total hip arthroplasty in femoral neck fractures, a cluster randomised trial.
To develop an optimal progressive weight bearing rehabilitation exercise for improving lower extremities fracture healing.
To develop a software program that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to measure implant stability following total hip replacement.
To understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms for increased PJI susceptibility in obese patients.
Individual patient data meta-analysis: Operative vs. non-operative treatment for adult distal radius fractures.
To compare the incidence of persistent wound drainage (PWD) in patients receiving aspirin or LMWH at two high volume joint replacement centres (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Fairfield Hospital) participating in the CRISTAL study.

Grant values

As a guide to the appropriate size of budget to be submitted with your application, the extent of funding available each year is determined by the earnings of the Foundation's capital in the preceding year.

The number of grants allocated from 2001 to date:

2019 7 Grants $160k
2018 8 Grants $175k
2017 6 Grants $150k
2016 5 Grants $125k
2015 7 Grants $124k
2014 6 Grants $187k
6 Grants
2012     4 Grants       $114K
2011 5 Grants $204K
2010 5 Grants $240K
2009 4 Grants $143K
2008 6 Grants $215K
2007 4 Grants $135K
2006 3 Grants $115K
2005 4 Grants $110K
2004 3 Grants $80K
2003 3 Grants $70K
2002 2 Grants $30K
2001 4 Grants $32K

Although grants in excess of $50,000 may be awarded, applicants should be aware that the funding pool is limited and most awards will fall below $30,000. The current total funding available annually is in the order of $150,000.