Resident Research Support

Funding for worthwhile clinical and translational trauma-oriented research projects to be performed by residents.

Application is currently closed.


Prerequisites & eligibility

The principal investigator (PI) must be an orthopedic surgery resident training in an ACGME-accredited orthopedic program in the United States or at a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program, or an osteopathic resident at an AOA-approved program.

The resident may develop his/her own project or work on a discrete component of an established investigator’s larger research endeavor. In any case, the project when completed must be submitted for publication and presentation as a stand-alone manuscript.

Applicants are limited to one submission per individual each academic year.

The applicant’s mentor must have an active AO Trauma membership.

Membership is not required for the PI.

Funding & deliverables

Maximum funding per award is $10,000.

Periodic reporting is required, including submission of a final manuscript within six months of completion of the project.

After completion of the project, the PI must submit a manuscript for publication to the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, which has the right of first refusal for all AO Trauma NA-funded projects. Proof of publication will consist of a copy of a journal-generated PDF.

How to apply

Online application is closed. A valid AO user ID is required to login and apply.

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