Grant recipients


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


2020 recipients


Gerald Atkins

Development of quantitative diagnosis protocols for chronic periprosthetic joint infections (South Australia).

Zsolt Balogh

Seeing through the Black Foam: Development of a biomarker panel for assessing wound exudate from negative pressure wound management systems (NPWMS) (New South Wales).

Peter Choong

The effect of General Practitioner initiated antibiotic prescribing on the risk, diagnosis, and outcomes of prosthetic joint infection management post primary hip or knee replacement (Victoria).

John Farey (Early Career Researcher)

Dual Mobility Cup Versus Conventional Total Hip Arthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fractures: An International Multi-Registry Study (New South Wales).

Michael Symes (Early Career Researcher)

Weil vs Wedge Osteotomy for Metatarsalgia: A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial (New South Wales).


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:

2020 7 grants $130k
2019 7 Grants $160k
2018 8 Grants $175k
2017 6 Grants $150k
2016 5 Grants $125k
2015 7 Grants $124k
2014 6 Grants $187k
2013
6 Grants
$153K
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.