2023-2024 fellowship grant applicants have been notified

The public announcement of fellowship grant recipients will be in June or after all signed Grant Recipient Agreements have been returned.

All applications were reviewed by subspecialty experts based on objective criteria including faculty expertise, ratio of fellows to faculty, educational resources, and program emphasis on research.

Grants (up to $75,000) support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs in the US and may be used for salary, benefits, and education expenses (with preapproval). Applications are scored individually and ranked in comparison to other subspecialty applicants. Awards are determined by available funding and the meritorious applications received for each academic year which varies by subspecialty.

OMeGA awards grants in all nine orthopaedic subspecialty categories:

  • Adult reconstruction/Arthroplasty

  • Foot & ankle

  • Hand & upper extremity

  • 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

  • Fellow's academic productivity

  • Procedures performed by CPT code

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

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

Note: A grant will not be offered to a program with past due reports from previously awarded OMeGA grants.

2022-2023 fellowship grant recipients

For the 2022-2023 academic year OMeGA is proud to support 98 fellows across the United States who will help advance the future of the orthopaedic discipline.

2022-2023 Fellowship grant recipients

2023-2024 fellowship grant cycle schedule

Application period opens: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Application period closes: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 5pm CST

Review period: November 2022-February 2023

Grant notifications: April 2023

Public announcement: June 2023

Funds distributed: August 2023

Providing needed support for over 14 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 awarded over 1,500 grants totaling more than $40 million through the 2022-2023 academic year, with the majority of support in the nine fellowship subspecialties.

Find subspecialty information and resources

Thank you to the orthopaedic associations and subspecialty societies that collaborate with OMeGA 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.

OMeGA's 24 society collaborators include:

American Association for Hand Surgery

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Orthopaedic Association

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Cervical Spine Research Society

Hip Society

J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

Knee 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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Link to access your account

Access your OMeGA Fellowship GLM (Grant Lifecycle Manager) account.

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.