ORS Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

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Award Name

Award Description

Applicants/ Nominees

Call for
Submissions Opens

Due Date

New Investigator Recognition Awards (NIRA)

Recognition

Poster and Podium Presenters at the
Annual Meeting

Open Now

Aug 26

ORS Research Section Awards

Recognition

Section Poster and Podium Presenters
at the Annual Meeting

Open Now

Aug 26

ORS/RJOS Young Female Investigator Grant

$1,000

Young Female Orthopaedic Researcher

Open Now

Aug 26

Annual Meeting Awards: Travel Awards

ORS/OREF Travel Grants in Orthopaedic
Research Translation

$500

14 Early Career Clinician Scientists and Clinical
Investigators Attending the Annual Meeting

Open Now

Aug 26

ORS Early Career Outreach Travel Award

$300

10 Early Career Volunteers to Attend the
Open Door Event at the Annual Meeting

Later in 2024

Later in 2024

ORS Spine Section Travel Fellowship

$1,500

Spine Section Researcher to Collaborate
with a Principal Investigator

Open Now

Sept 2

ON/ORS Education Grants

$500

10 Grants to Attend the Annual Meeting

Later in 2024

Later in 2024

Annual Meeting Awards: ORS Partner Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Stryker/ORS Women’s Research Fellowship

$50,000

Female ORS Member who has a
Recent PhD in Science or Engineering

Now Closed

Sept 2

ORS/ON Foundation Orthoregeneration Award

$1,000

A Young Investigator of Tissue Regeneration

Later in 2024

Later in 2024

Annual Meeting Awards: ORS Outstanding Achievement Awards

ORS Meniscus Section Impact Award

Recognition (Every Other Year)

Established Meniscus Researcher

2025

2025

Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD Award

Recognition

ORS Member for Contributions to Orthopaedics

Chosen by the President of the ORS Board

Chosen by the President of the ORS Board

ORS Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award

$5,000

Mid-Career ORS Member for
Commitment to Mentorship and Research

Open Now

Aug 12

Women’s Leadership Forum Award

$500

Female Biologist, Clinician, or Engineer for Contributions to Musculoskeletal Research

Open Now

Aug 12

Dr. Peter Roughley Award

$2,000

Mentor and Trainee Team Researching Spine, Disc, and Cartilage Biology for
Exchange Travel

Open Now

Sept 2

ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award

Recognition

A Long-Standing, Productive Researcher

Open Now

Sept 16

Marshall R. Urist, MD Award

$5,000

A Researcher of Tissue Regeneration

Later in 2024

Sept 19

Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award

Recognition

Outstanding ORS Mentors

Later in 2024

Sept 19

ORS ISFR Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognition

An Accomplished ISFR Researcher of Fracture Repair, Bone Regeneration,
Bone Biology, or Trauma

Now Closed

Now Closed

ORS ISFR Interdisciplinary Academic Exchange Grant

$5,000

An ISFR Researcher for Travel Related to Collaboration on Fracture Repair or
Bone Regeneration

Now Closed

Now Closed

Arthur Steindler, MD Award

Recognition (Even Numbered Year)

A Senior Scientist, Clinician or Educator
Who Has Made Contributions to
Musculoskeletal Research

Chosen by the President of the ORS Board

Chosen by the President of the ORS Board

Annual Meeting Awards: ORS Journal Awards

JOR Early Career Award

$2,000

A Basic Science or Clinical ORS Researcher of the Hip, as Published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Applicants Can Indicate Interest During Manuscript Submission to JOR

Applicants Can Indicate Interest During Manuscript Submission to JOR

William H. Harris, MD Award

$5,000

A Basic Science or Clinical ORS Researcher of the Hip, as Published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Applicants Can Indicate Interest During Manuscript Submission to JOR

Applicants Can Indicate Interest During Manuscript Submission to JOR

JOR Spine Early Career Award

$1,000 and Complimentary Annual Meeting Registration

A “Rising Star” Who Has Published Outstanding Research in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research - Spine

Applicants Can Indicate Interest During Manuscript Submission to JORS

Applicants Can Indicate Interest During Manuscript Submission to JORS

Annual Meeting Awards: ORS Fellows

ORS Fellows

Recognition

ORS Members Who Have Demonstrated
Leadership, Achievement, and Contributions
to Research

Chosen by the President of the
ORS Board and the CEO

Chosen by the President of the
ORS Board and the CEO

Other Awards

ORS/Bethel Fellowship Grant

$20,000 - $30,000

Postdoctoral Scholars or Medical
Researchers and Junior Faculty Members Doing Basic Science or Clinical Research

Now Closed

Now Closed

Spine Section Diversity Stipend Awards

$500

Underrepresented Spine Research Trainees
to Attend the Annual Meeting

Later in 2024

Later in 2024

Collaborative Exchange Grants

$5,000

A Number of Early Career Investigators to
Visit Labs for Collaboration

Now Closed

Now Closed

The ORS/PSRS Lifetime Research Achievement Award

$1,000 and Complimentary Registration
to the 7th International Spine Research Symposium

An Investigator for Long-Lasting
Contributions to Spine Research

Open Now

July 30

The ORS/PSRS Diversity Travel Fellowship Award

Complimentary Registration, Expenses,
and Mentoring to the 7th International Spine Research Symposium

A Researcher from an
Underrepresented Community

Open Now

Oct 7

Additional Funding Opportunities

NIAMS Funding Opportunities

A Variety of Grants and Funding Awards

Basic, Translational or Clinical Scientific
Research or Training

Various

Various