2019-2020 fellowship grant application period is open

OMeGA is accepting fellowship applications from US fellowship programs for the 2019-2020 academic year through Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 5pm CST.

Grants (up to $75,000) support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for a fellow's salary and benefits. If salary and benefit support is not possible programs can request preapproval of other direct educational expenses during the application process. 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.

2019-2020 Fellowship grant flyer

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

  • 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/CPT codes reported and number of cases

  • Recent presentations/published papers

  • Quality of resources and facilities

Don't delay! Start the process now

1. Register in the OMeGA Fellowship GLM (Grant Lifecycle Manager) if your program has not previously accessed OMeGA's fellowship online grant management system. Be sure to bookmark for future use. If attempting to access the Grant Lifecycle Manager and you are unable to use the link above, copy and paste this url into your browser:


2. Read the Help Guide to begin formulating your application and ensure your institution can agree to all terms of the Grant Recipient Agreement (GRA) if you receive a grant. Click here to review a sample GRA.

3. Read the FAQs.

4. Pay the application fee.

5. Apply.

6. Email info@omegamedicalgrants.org with any questions.

Note: Grants will not be offered to programs with outstanding reports from previously awarded OMeGA grants.

2019-2020 fellowship grant schedule

Application period opens: Monday, September 24, 2018

Application period closes: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 5pm CST

Review period: December 2018-February 2019

Grant notifications: April 2019

Public announcement: June 2019

Funds distributed: August 2019

2018-2019 fellowship grant recipients announced

Grants of up to $75,000 may be used for a fellow's salary and benefits. Preapproval of other direct educational expenses (if salary and benefit support is not possible) must be requested in writing during the application process.

2018-2019 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.

US 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

Canadian society collaborators include:

Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Arthroscopy Association of Canada

Canadian Arthroplasty Society

Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

Canadian Orthopaedic Oncology Society

Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Canadian Paediatric Orthopaedic Group

Canadian Shoulder & Elbow Society

Canadian Spine Society

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

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Zimmer Biomet, founding supporter

Silver level

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