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:

  • $10.1 million in funding, primarily in support of Junior Faculty, including:
    • 189 Fellowship Awards
    • 181 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 340 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 - $715,000  

TOTAL $10,074,967

* 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