Indian Society of Oral Implantologists (ISOI) supports research aimed at enhancing the understanding of the factors and innovations to better the outcomes of implant dentistry for the benefit of the patients. ISOI believes that research in India will provide impetus to innovations in implant dentistry. Investigators and clinicians from any discipline can avail of the grants provided they fulfill the requirements as laid down in the links below.
Mission of ISOI is to promote and offer knowledge on all aspects of implant dentistry through education and research for the benefit of the patient.
To provide limited support for holistic research projects (preclinical and clinical) in implant dentistry and related aspects which include, but are not limited to, the following purposes:
To conduct pilot study/ actual venture researches
To develop and test new techniques and procedures.
To carry out a small clinical or animal research project.
To analyze existing data.
Any independent or institute based investigator/s from any scientific discipline and at any stage of their career in India may apply for a grant. The principal investigator is responsible for the design and execution of the research project and conducts them under Indian ethical and legal requirements. Ethical and legal confirmation has to be obtained by the applicant at the time of application.
The results of these projects are expected to be published in ISOI journal or any indexed and respected journal with appropriate acknowledgment and credit to ISOI so as to benefit other clinicians globally and ultimately the patients. Credit should also be mentioned when the results are used in posters, websites, press release and other media.
ISOI may also invite and expect the investigator to present the study results at any ISOI forum.
In case of the research resulting in property rights in any inventions, discoveries or improvements (in part or full), ISOI reserves part ownership in the intellectual property rights. This allows for resource buildups for funding future research programs on larger scale.
Applications received by November 30 of the year will be considered for the grants for the coming 12 months. The Grant Awarding Committee will scrutinize these for their eligibility.
The research study should begin at least within three months of application for the grant.
The first installment will be released after three months on studying the progress of the project.
The status of the project should be sent every four months for appraisals so that further disbursement of the grant amount cane done. As a general policy grants will be sent to a special account maintained for research.
The grant for the proposed project will have the following:
The aims must be distinctly different from those of pending grant applications.
It can be in addition to other grants subject to total grants not exceeding the total cost of the project. Sources of other funding need to be disclosed.
Grants will be maximum upto 30% of total cost or Rs. 50,000/- whichever is higher. The committee will decide the quantum of grant amount.
Only one grant for one project
Grants to be disbursed after 3 months of approval of grants and to be disbursed in time-period installments. The final10% of the grant will be given on receipt of the final results.
Project to be finished in 18 months. Additional time will be granted on appraisal of request for increased time
If any significant changes are made to the original grant approved applications, ISOI must be notified and it reserves the right to terminate the grant if the changes are deemed inappropriate.
The Committee reserves the right to award, refusal and discontinuation of grant.
Support may be requested for the following categories:
Supplies and scientific literature
Small items of equipment. The purchase of large pieces of equipment / office paces will not be allowed.
Indirect cost is not allowed.
Unspent funds should be returned to ISOI account to allow funding for other research projects.