History of the AAOF Awards Program

Where does my money go?

Since 1994, the AAOF Awards Program has contributed the following to orthodontic education and research:

  • $10.8 million in funding, primarily in support of Junior Faculty, including:
    • 210 Fellowship Awards
    • 205 Research Awards
    • Of the 66 Department Chairs and 36 Program Directors (total of 102) in the 72 graduate orthodontic residency programs in the U.S. and Canada, 31 were supported early in their academic careers by the AAO Foundation.
  • 80% of Junior Faculty supported by the AAOF remain in full-time academics after five years.
  • On the AAOF web site, there are Final Reports from 350 peer-reviewed, funded proposals.

AAOF Awards Program

1994 - $108,945
1995 - $221,208
1996 - $275,695
1997 - $396,785
1998 - $396,460
1999 - $562,578
2000 - $624,950
2001 - $723,660
2002 - $469,419
2003 - $122,000
2004 - $295,347
2005 - $337,231
2006 - $652,978*
2007 - $712,800**
2008 - $594,911***
2009 - $120,000****
2010 - $150,000
2011 - $980,000*****
2012 - $540,000
2013 - $605,000
2014 - $470,000
2015 - $687,000
2016 - $800,830 
TOTAL $10,847,797

* Includes $300,000 restricted gift from the AAO for AAO Internet II funding
** Includes $120,000 restricted gift from the AAO for AAOF Fellowship Awards for Junior Faculty
*** Includes $180,000 restricted gift from the AAO for AAOF Fellowship Awards for Junior Faculty; and $150,000 restricted gift from the AAO for the AAO Distance Learning Project
****Includes $40,000 restricted gift from AAO for Call for Proposals/Access to Care
*****Includes $800,000 for Collections Project from Legacy 300 Campaign