2017-2018 fellowship grant application period is now closed

Applications are now being reviewed. To all applicants: Please respond promptly and within the time speciifed if asked for additional information.

Fellowship grant applicants will be notified in May 2017. Grant recipients will be publicly announced in June 2017, or after all signed Grant Recipient Agreements have been returned.

Grants support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for salary, benefits and educational expenses. 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

Note: Grants will not be offered to programs with outstanding reports from previously awarded OMeGA grants. Please submit any overdue reports and/or receipts immediately to be eligible to receive a grant.


2017-2018 fellowship grant schedule

Application period opens:  Monday, September 26, 2016

Application period closes:  Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5pm CST

Review period:  December 2016-February 2017

Grant notifications: May 2017

Public announcement: June 2017

Funds distributed:  August 2017


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 Society for Sports Medicine

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Cervical Spine Research Society

Hip Society

J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

Knee Society

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction 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

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons



Join our email list

Click here if you would like to receive email notifications of future OMeGA grant application periodsProvide your name, title, email address, and institution name. Notifications will be sent for all grant cycles unless "fellowship only" or "residency only" is specified.


Link to access your account

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

Email info@omegamedicalgrants.org with any questions.


Thank you to our fellowship donors

Gold level

Silver level

Zimmer Biomet, founding supporter





Bronze level