St. Giles Young Investigator Award
An award of up to $30,000 is to be given to a young research, who is a Candidate member or an Active member who has been a POSNA member for five years or less. Award is to be used by a young investigator to initiate a research project which can develop into a research program (i.e. produce a body of knowledge in area of pediatric orthopaedics) or allow the young investigator to develop an academic career with a sustained research effort in the area. While budget should be used for costs related to a research project, part of the fund can be used for travel to centers of excellence to learn new techniques, skills, and develop collaborations. The St. Giles Young Investigator Award is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the St. Giles Foundation.
- The applicant can be a candidate member or an active member who has been a POSNA member for five years or less. POSNA members who have been a member for over five years are not eligible for the St. Giles Young Investigator Award.
- The award recipient will be primarily chosen on the merit of their submitted research proposal; however, future research potential will also be considered in the decision of this award.
- 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 cannot be considered for this award.
- New 2012 Requirement: The applicant is required to submit a formal grant application outlining the research question(s), significance of the project, research methods, expected results, and timeline of completion of the project. This work may be basic science, clinical, spine, or non-spine related.
- In order to be considered for the St. Giles Award, the applicant must check the St. Giles Award box on the grant application and provide the required additional materials (see below). Applicants may apply for one of the research grants and one of the POSNA awards, but must check both on the grant application.
- St Giles Award Required Additional Materials: A current curriculum vitae with a statement about career goals.
- The St Giles award will be adjudicated by the POSNA Research Committee.