2018-2019 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.

Grants of up to $75,000 may be used for a fellow's salary and benefits. Preapproval for other direct educational expenses must be requested during the application process.

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


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


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Thank you to our fellowship donors

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Zimmer Biomet, founding supporter

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