Annual Meeting Awards & Grants

Abstracts submitted prior to the August 28, 2023 deadline will be eligible for the following awards:

Annual Meeting Travel Awards

  • ON/ORS Education Grants (Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2023)
    ORS & ON will provide Education Grants to ten ORS members to contribute to their individual travel expenses/registration fee up to a maximum of USD $1,000.00 for attending the ORS Annual Meeting. 

  • ORS Early Career Outreach Travel Award (Deadline for applications: September 1, 2023)
    The purpose of the award is to help offset travel expenses to the ORS Annual Meeting, as participants will need to arrive one day early to volunteer for the ORS Open Door event.

ORS Travel Grants

  • Collaborative Exchange Grants (Deadline for submissions: June 19, 2023)
    This grant provides investigators at any stage of their career an opportunity to visit a research lab for the purpose of collaboration and knowledge exchange. 

  • ORS Spine Section Travel Fellowship (Deadline for applications: October 9, 2023)
    This fellowship is designed to advance an ongoing study or establish new collaborations by providing a mechanism to promote exchange of research methodologies and/or development of pilot data to support larger scale funding.

  • ORS ISFR Interdisciplinary Academic Exchange Grant (Deadline for submissions: TBD)
    This grant will fund an ORS ISFR member to visit a research lab for the purpose of collaboration and knowledge exchange in the areas of fracture repair and/or bone regeneration research and to facilitate the exchange of new research methodologies and techniques.

ORS Partner Grants & Fellowships

  • Stryker/ORS Women’s Research Fellowship (Deadline to submit Letter of Intent: June 15, 2023)
    This fellowship provides an opportunity for a female ORS member who is a recent PhD in science or engineering to conduct research in the field of orthopaedic technology. 

  • ON/ORS Kick-Starter Grants (Deadline for submissions:  November 1, 2023)
    ON is sponsoring two grants in the amount of $10,000 to support ORS members’ research that focuses on an innovative approach in regenerative orthopaedics or that answers an important open question in that field.

ORS Outstanding Achievement Awards

  • Dr. Peter Roughley Award (Deadline for submissions: October 16, 2023)
    This award will preserve Dr. Roughley’s legacy in training the future generations of scientists by sponsoring a trainee and mentor exchange to enhance a trainee’s knowledge in spine, disc and cartilage biology.

  • ORS Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award (Deadline for nominations: August 14, 2023)
    The purpose of this award is to recognize a mid-career member of the ORS for outstanding and sustained commitment to mentorship as well as a demonstrated track-record of an upward trajectory and impactful research program.

  • Women’s Leadership Forum Award (Deadline for nominations: August 14, 2023)
    The Women’s Leadership Forum Award recognizes a woman biologist, clinician, or engineer who has made significant contributions to the understanding of the musculoskeletal system and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries.

  • Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award
    Selected by the ORS President, this award recipient will have made significant contributions to orthopaedics. 

  • Arthur Steindler, MD Award
    This award is given every other year to recognize senior scientists, clinicians and educators who have made significant contributions to the understanding of the musculoskeletal system and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. 

  • Marshall R. Urist, MD Award (Deadline for nominations: September 25, 2023)
    This award honors an investigator in tissue regeneration research who has a sustained ongoing body of focused research in the area of tissue regeneration as it relates to the musculoskeletal system.

  • ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award(Deadline for nominations: September 15, 2023)
    The ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award will honor an individual with a long-standing, productive career in orthopaedic research. 

  • Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award (Deadline for nominations: September 25, 2023)
    The ORS Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award celebrates the commitment of the outstanding mentors in our community who promote the success of new investigators in the pursuit of independent orthopaedic research careers.

  • ORS ISFR Lifetime Achievement Award (Deadline for nominations: TBD)
    This award proudly honors highly accomplished individuals who have throughout their career demonstrated and promoted the highest values of the ORS ISFR.

ORS Scientific Network Pilot Grant

  • ORS Scientific Network Pilot Grant (Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2021)
    Up to 2 teams will be awarded a $10,000 pilot grant to acquire enabling data that will lead to future grant applications or publications.

ORS Journal Awards

  • JOR Excellence in Basic, Clinical, and Translational Science Awards
    This award celebrates seminal work published in JOR in the Basic, Clinical, and Translational Science categories. A grant of $1000 is presented to each award at the ORS Annual Meeting, selected by the Editors from eligible papers accepted by the Journal of Orthopaedic Research in the prior calendar year.

  • JOR Early Career Award
    This award highlights the work of an early-career researcher to enhance the awardee’s professional profile. 

  • JOR Spine Early Career Award (Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2023)
    This award is designed to recognize the ‘rising stars’ of our field and highlight their outstanding work published in the JOR Spine. Each year, awardees will be recognized at the ORS Annual Meeting and ORS Spine Section Meeting.

  • William H. Harris, MD Award (Deadline to submit a manuscript: September 1, 2023)
    The Harris Award is given to an individual based on the quality and scientific merit of their accepted paper in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research® on the topic of basic and/or clinical research involving the hip. 

ORS Fellows

  • ORS Fellows
    The ORS Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated service and leadership, substantial achievement, expert knowledge, and significant contributions to the field of musculoskeletal research and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). 

Additional Funding Opportunities