POSNA/DePuy Synthes Spine Research Grant
Focus: Spine deformity related research.
Eligibility Criteria: Principal Investigator or Co-PI must be a Candidate or Active member of POSNA in good standing. Applicant must be an orthopaedic surgeon who is licensed to practice in the United States or Canada and working at an institution in the U.S. or Canada. Non-orthopaedic surgeon MDs, PhDs, or DVMs are eligible to apply if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and working with an orthopaedic surgeon / POSNA member who is the CO-PI.
Number of Grants: 1
Amount: Up to $30,000
Duration: 1 year (Proposal budgets should be detailed with this in mind).
Grant Description: Qualifying areas of investigation include research on idiopathic scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, neuromuscular spinal deformity, thoracic insufficiency, early onset scoliosis treatment and all other pediatric spinal related topics. Budget may not include money used to procure human anatomic specimens or other human tissue.
Scoring Criteria: The grant application will be evaluated based on the following criteria: significance, impact, relevance to POSNA mission, originality/innovation, scientific quality of the proposed study, investigator(s) track record, feasibility, and potential for future funding.
Applicants may apply for both the DePuy Research Grant and one of the POSNA Awards (Angela S.M. Kuo Memorial, Arthur H. Huene Memorial or St. Giles Young Investigator) but must complete the grant application, check the box for the award they qualify for, and submit any other items required for that specific award.