IAOMS Foundation Programs

IAOMS Foundation Announces New Opportunity:

Clinical and Regenerative Medicine Research Fellowship 

The IAOMS Foundation, with the generous support of Osteo Science Foundation and in partnership with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan, announces an opportunity for advanced training in Clinical and Regenerative Medicine Research.

This experience, 6-12 months in duration and directed at early career oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty and senior trainees will be supported by a $25,000 USD grant from the Foundation. A matching grant of $25,000 USD from the surgeon’s home institution is required for acceptance into the program. These funds are intended to support the travel, housing and living expenses during the fellowship. By investing in a junior faculty member it is our hope that the home institution will benefit when the faculty member returns with new skills and continues their work, along with the  possibility of continued collaboration with North American sites. 

This experience is designed to provide the fellow with a broad exposure to both clinical research methods and regenerative medicine lab work. In addition to being involved with ongoing intramural clinical research at the University of Michigan, the candidate would be expected to design a clinical research project in an area of their interest that would lead to publication in a major journal. The curriculum would also include work with a lab currently working in the field of regenerative medicine to enrich the fellow’s experience with basic science and translational research. The experience will be supported by formal didactic training in clinical research methods.

The program will take place at the University of Michigan under the direction of Sean P. Edwards, MD, DDS, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.

IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Applicant Criteria:

  • Dental or Medical Degree or both, consistent with requirements in candidate's country
  • Program is open to those candidates who complete Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training (Residency) Program by June 30, 2020 and for up to ten years after completion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency
  • Applicants should have a desire to pursue an academic career
  • Applicants should have the ability to communicate in English
  • Applicants must be an IAOMS member for the 12 months preceding the application deadline or make a two year membership commitment to IAOMS 

How to Apply:

Candidates must complete a detailed application form and submit it to IAOMS along with:

  • A personal statement on why you should be considered for the Fellowship (included in the on-line application)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support from your department Chair along with confirmation that the institution will support the recipient with a matching $25,000 USD grant
  • Basic Outline of Research Goals
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreement

Applications accepted through March 23, 2020. The Fellowship will begin Summer of 2020.

Apply Here

For questions about the Fellowship program, please contact Kimberly Shadle.


Special thanks to Osteo Science Foundation for their support of the Fellowship program:​



Visiting Scholars Program

Thanks to the generous support from the Osteo Science Foundation, the IAOMS Foundation is pleased to announce the seven 2019 Osteo Science Foundation Visiting Scholars. Find out more about the recipients and where they are visiting here.

The IAOMS Foundation Visiting Scholarships are designed as an opportunity for young specialist members of IAOMS to travel to other countries and visit, for short periods, prestigious OMS Departments to enhance their postgraduate education. The Scholarship recipients will select from prominent training centers where they will have the opportunity to observe and study with top surgeons and professors. Each Scholarship lasts between two and four weeks in duration. A stipend is awarded along with each Scholarship to offset travel and housing costs.

We are sure that this program will contribute to the progress of the specialty worldwide by promoting the educational and human exchange between young specialists.

For additional information on this program contact Kimberly Shadle.


IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program

The application period for the 2020-2021 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program is now closed. Please note that all applicants will be notified of the status of their application via e-mail.

IAOMS Foundation Fellowships

The IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Program provides Senior Trainees and recent graduate surgeons an immersion year in their specialty combined with an unmatched cultural experience. For the 2020 – 2021 program year the IAOMS Foundation, along with the Osteo Science Foundation, the OMS Foundation and KLS Martin will award four Fellowships: two in Oral and Maxillofacial Oncologic & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery and two in Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery.

The following four fellowships will be awarded for 2020-2021:

Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships:

  • KLS Martin Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship- this twelve-month fellowship will take place in Shanghai, China or Beijing China.
  • Osteo Science Foundation Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship- this twelve-month fellowship will take place in Shanghai, China or Beijing, China.

Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowships:

  • KLS Martin Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship- this twelve-month fellowship will take place with six months spent in Hyderabad, India and six months spent in Bangalore, India.
  • The OMS Foundation International Fellowship for Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery- this twelve-month fellowship will take place in Beijing, China and is open to US surgeons only in partnership with the OMS Foundation, the AAOMS affiliated foundation.

Thanks to the generosity of our partners for their support of these programs.



For questions about the Fellowship program, please contact Kimberly Shadle.


2017- 2018 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Amel Eltayeb (Sudan)

2018 - 2019 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Sahar Nadel (Israel)

2018 - 2019 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Ilker Burgaz (Turkey)

2018 - 2019 IAOMS Foundation Fellowship Recipient Dr. Rasul Sadykov (Uzbekistan)


ICOMS Scholarship

ICOMS Scholarships provide trainees with scholarships to attend ICOMS, the signature IAOMS conference. In its inaugural year, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS) are partnering with the Foundation to fund trainees and residents to attend the conference.

Please note that our most recent ICOMS in Rio de Janeiro concluded in May 2019.  Our next ICOMS will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in September 2021.  More details about available scholarships to the Glasgow ICOMS will be posted here closer to the conference.

To join the IAOMS in supporting ICOMS scholarships or for more information, contact Kimberly Shadle.

The following programs bring educational opportunities to young surgeons around the world.

Gift of Knowledge Program

The Gift of Knowledge Program offers customized training throughout the world. IAOMS leaders volunteer their time to design, promote and implement comprehensive educational sessions, particularly in high need areas. For information on upcoming program locations please contact  Kimberly Shadle.

We have presented trainings in 16 countries:

  • Thailand (2002 – 2004)
  • Peru (2004 – 2006)
  • East Africa (2007 – 2011)
  • Indonesia (2008 – 2009)
  • Paraguay (2008 – 2010)
  • Malaysia (2009 – 2011)
  • Philippines (2012 – 2014)
  • El Salvador (2013 – 2015)
  • Nigeria (2012 – 2015)
  • Sri Lanka (2014 – 2016)
  • Panama (2014 – 2017)
  • Dominican Republic (2018 – 2019)
  • Mexico (2018 – 2020)
  • Myanmar 2019


  • Philippines (2020 – 2021)
  • Guatamala (2020)


Speaker's Bureau

The Speaker’s Bureau provides volunteer thought leaders to speak on their topic of expertise, representing IAOMS at conferences and events throughout the world. Contact Kimberly Shadle for more information.

Regional Partners Program

The Regional Partners Program funds educational and scholarship opportunities in collaboration with regional and national OMF associations


For regional and national associations as well as corporations, the IAOMS Foundation offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Contact foundation@iaoms.org.