2018-2019 fellowship grant application period is now closed

Applications are now being reviewed. To all applicants: Please be patient as it is taking us slightly longer to review all applications. Respond within the time frame indicated if asked for additional information.

Fellowship grant applicants will be notified in May 2018. Grant recipients will be publicly announced in June 2018, or after all signed Grant Recipient Agreements have been returned.

Grants support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for a fellow's salary and benefits. (Programs can request preapproval of other direct educational expenses if salary and benefit support is not possible.) Applications are scored individually and ranked in comparison to other subspecialty applicants. Awards are determined by available funding each academic year, which varies by subspecialty.

Grants are available in all nine 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

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

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

  • Program's environment of research

  • Procedures performed and CPT codes reported in each subspecialty

  • Recent presentations/published papers

  • Quality of resources and facilities


2018-2019 fellowship grant schedule

Application period opens:  Monday, September 25, 2017

Application period closes:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5pm CST

Review period:  December 2017-February 2018

Grant notifications: April 2018

Public announcement: June 2018

Funds distributed:  August 2018


2017-2018 fellowship grant recipients

For the 2017-2018 academic year, OMeGA received 194 applications. Grants were awarded to 66.5% of fellowship program applicants.

Thank you to all applicants!

2017-2018 Fellowship grant recipients


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 dropdown menu on the "Fellowship Grants and Subspecialty Pages" button to the left. OMeGA 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 Foot and Ankle Society

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

American Spinal Injury Association

Cervical Spine Research Society

Hip Society

Knee Society

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society

Lumbar Spine Research Society 

Musculoskeletal Infection Society

Musculoskeletal Tumor Society

North American Spine Society

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association

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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Email info@omegamedicalgrants.org with any questions.


Thank you to our fellowship donors

Gold level

Zimmer Biomet, founding supporter

Silver level


Bronze level