2021-2022 fellowship grant recipients announced

Grant recipients have been chosen and notified of grant award amounts. For the 2021-2022 academic year, OMeGA is proud to support 136 fellows across the United States who will help advance the future of the orthopaedic discipline.

Applications are scored individually and ranked in comparison to other subspecialty applicants. Awards are determined by available funding for each academic year which varies by subspecialty. 

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.

2021-2022 Fellowship grant recipients

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 past fellows by CPT code

  • Recent presentations/published papers

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

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

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


Mark your calendar for the 2022-2023 fellowship grant cycle

Application period opens: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Application period closes: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5pm CST

Review period: November 2021-February 2022

Grant notifications: April 2022

Public announcement: June 2022

Funds distributed: August 2022


Providing needed support for over 12 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 1,400 grants totaling almost $38 million through the 2020-2021 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.

Society collaborators include:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association for Hand Surgery

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

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.