History of the Research Fund of the American Otological Society
The Research Fund of the American Otological Society (AOS) has been funding basic and applied research in ear disorders since 1926. The conception and capitalization of this fund were the result of the efforts of a number of far-sighted leaders almost a century ago. The value of the fund is now about $10 M. Each year grant proposals are critically reviewed by the Research Advisory Board of the American Otological Society Research Foundation. The Foundation funds meritorious research grants of about $300,000 each year.