Open Call for Multi-Centered Grant

Funding: $10,000 grant (US dollars)

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Grant Description / Eligibility:

  • Provides seed and start-up funding for promising collaborative research projects in any area of orthopaedics.

  • Research teams assembled from different countries are encouraged.

  • Areas of interest include low-cost interventions of potentially high impact.

  • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and study design.

  • Letters of intent with summary of proposed work due 30 January 2017.

  • After a committee review of letters of intent, selected individuals will be asked to submit full grant submissions and detailed instructions will be provided at that time.

  • Full grant submission deadline is 28 February 2017.

  • All letters of intent and submissions should be sent to Dr. Matthew Dobbs via email: with also a copy marked to the SICOT Head Office (Katia Gnych – email:

  • Inquiries about appropriateness for funding are welcome prior to submission.

Who applies:

  • Residents

  • Fellows

  • Practising Orthopaedic Surgeons


10-Page Limit

  • Abstract (one page).

  • Budget with justification (one page).

  • Background.

  • Specific aims.

  • Research strategy.

  • Significance.

  • Innovation.

  • Approach.

  • Project timeline.

  • Also submit maximum 5-page biosketch (NIH format or equivalent).