Annual Meeting Awards & Grants
Abstracts submitted prior to the August 28, 2023 deadline will be eligible for the following awards:
New Investigator Recognition Awards
Award recipients will be selected upon the quality and presentation of material in the abstract during the podium presentation at the ORS Annual Meeting.
ORS Research Section Awards
Awarded by each ORS Research Section, these awards are presented during the ORS Annual Meeting
ORS/RJOS Young Female Investigator Grant
The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) and the ORS Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) collaborate to promote and support young female investigators in the field of orthopaedic research.
ORS/OREF Travel Grants in Orthopaedic Research Translation
These grants recognize clinician scientists and clinical investigators in the early stages of their career who have played a key or leading role in an original research project in clinical or translational medicine, and who have demonstrated excellence in training and a commitment to orthopaedic research.
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 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.
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).