The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) seeks to be the premier global sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and abilities.
To advance this mission, the AOSSM welcomes applications for its Osteoarthritis Research Grant program. Through the program, a single grant of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of a research project related to early osteoarthritis (OA) and/or the prevention of OA progression. The grant opportunity reflects the recognition of the importance of osteoarthritis and the preponderance of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within sports medicine and orthopaedics. While basic science or translational projects are preferred for this opportunity, innovative study designs integrating clinical patients are eligible. Proposals are not required to relate specifically to sports injuries and should also have broad applicability to OA or PTOA in the general population. There are no limitations on previous peer-reviewed funding and any investigative team seeking such a grant must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing.
Projects aligned with the following research priorities are encouraged: investigations of the pre-osteoarthritic joint; the prevention or treatment of PTOA; the relationship between injury and OA; enhancing clinical understanding of articular cartilage response to injury; investigations of OA after ligamentous or meniscal injury, especially basic and translational studies; clinical trials or pilots that address the prevention or treatment of post-joint injury OA; projects that explore preventative strategies to diminish the long-term risk of OA following acute injury; and projects that explicitly investigate the biological or biomechanical progression of OA following injury.
To be eligible, applicants must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing.
See the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.