2019-2020 fellowship grant recipients have been selected

OMeGA fellowship grants support US clinical orthopaedic programs. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 114 US programs have been chosen to receive fellowship grants. OMeGA is proud to support graduate medical education and the orthopaedic discipline.

OMeGA's non-conflicted review committee scores applications from programs in all nine orthopaedic subspecialties. Applications are scored individually and ranked in comparison to other applicants in their respective subspecialties. Awards are determined based on merit, and by available funding, which varies by subspecialty.

Grants are available in all nine orthopaedic subspecialty categories:

  • Adult reconstruction/Arthroplasty

  • Foot & ankle

  • Hand & upper extremities

  • Orthopaedic oncology

  • Orthopaedic sports medicine

  • Pediatric orthopaedics (including pediatric spine)

  • Shoulder & elbow

  • Spine (orthopaedic and combined orthopaedic/neurosurgery)

  • Trauma

Grants are awarded based on objective criteria including:

  • Faculty qualifications and expertise

  • Fellowship match information

  • Method of formal evaluation of faculty, fellows and fellowship program

  • Program's environment of research

  • Procedures performed/CPT codes reported and number of cases

  • Recent presentations/published papers

  • Program's ability to promote innovation through projects and technology

  • Quality of resources and facilities

  • Broad look at the program's diversity over the past five years

2019-2020 fellowship grant recipients

Click below to see the list of recipients.

2019-2020 Fellowship grant recipients


Providing needed support for over 10 years

OMeGA Medical Grants Association was established in 2008 to provide non-conflicted support for orthopaedic graduate medical education (GME), the future of orthopaedics. OMeGA has provided almost $26 million through more than 1,100 grants since 2009, the majority of support in the nine fellowship subspecialties.


2019-2020 fellowship grant schedule

Application period opens: Monday, September 23, 2019

Application period closes: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 5pm CST

Review period: December 2019-February 2020

Grant notifications: April 2020

Public announcement: June 2020

Funds distributed: August 2020


Find subspecialty information and resources

OMeGA is pleased to acknowledge collaboration with orthopaedic subspecialty societies to support graduate medical education. Access individual subspecialty pages from the drop-down menu on the "Fellowship Grants and Subspecialty Pages" button to the left.

Society collaborators include:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association for Hand Surgery

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Association

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Spinal Injury Association

Cervical Spine Research Society

Hip Society

J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

Knee Society

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society

Lumbar Spine Research Society 

Musculoskeletal Infection Society

Musculoskeletal Tumor Society

North American Spine Society

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

Orthopaedic Research Society

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons


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Link to access your account

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Email info@omegamedicalgrants.org with any questions.


Grants are available through the generous support of donors

Thank you to our donors that truly support the orthopaedic profession, funding multiple subspecialty categories.