The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) welcomes applications for its Biologics & Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis Research Grant program.
Through the program, a single grant of up to $250,000 over up to thirty-six months will be awarded to support a clinical, translational or laboratory-based research project focused on post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the major peripheral joints (knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow).
While extensive research has been funded through AOSSM to improve the short- to mid-term outcomes after sports injuries (return to sport, two-year patient reported outcomes, etc.), this funding mechanism is specifically designed to support studies that investigate the pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, or long-term repercussion of post-traumatic osteoarthritis and the role of biologic treatments in PTOA. The mechanism is not intended to be joint specific, and studies that would have implications for multiple joints/sub-disciplines of sports medicine will be considered favorably. Collaborative studies that bring clinician-scientists and laboratory scientists together towards a common aim are strongly encouraged.
To be eligible, applicant teams must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing.