Orthopaedic educational grants
to fellowship and residency programs -
with independence and transparency.
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:
Foot & ankle
Hand & upper extremities
Orthopaedic sports medicine
Pediatric orthopaedics (including pediatric spine)
Shoulder & elbow
Spine (orthopaedic and combined orthopaedic/neurosurgery)
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:
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Thank you to our fellowship donors
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