The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is accepting applications from investigators working on early osteoarthritis and/or the prevention of OA progression.
Through the AOSSM/Sanofi Biosurgery Osteoarthritis grant program, AOSSM will award a single grant of $50,000 in support of either a clinical research study or a lab/basic science project. Priority will be given to research focused on characterizing early events in osteoarthritis and how these might be affected by joint injury; increased understanding of disease initiation and the factors that drive disease; identification of specific acute injury mechanisms that may contribute to the increased likelihood of disease progression, providing a potential interventional target; the optimization of treatment time courses to determine the validity of a mono or multi-therapeutic approach; the evaluation of epigenetics and its potential to delay degenerative disease post-injury through modulation of gene expression; and/or the evaluation of new potential chondroprotective agents, with a focus on agents/drugs that have prior FDA approval or could get fast approval.
To be eligible, the project team must include at least one AOSSM member in good standing.
See the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.