Research Awards & Grants

Zimmer Biomet Spine Research Grant

Amount: Up to $30,000 total
Grants/Year: 1
Duration: 1-2 years (Proposal budgets should be detailed with this in mind)
Focus: Basic science and clinical research related to spine topics.

A broad range of research areas will be considered for the Zimmer Biomet Spine Research Grant, including patient based studies, clinical and basic science research, clinical studies and multi-center or society wide projects, research on spine related topics.  Pilot projects, research with pre-existing funding that may need supplemental support, as well as complete research proposals will be considered for funding.  Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims, and be obvious from the title and study design.

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.
Additional Information: Applicants may apply for both the Zimmer Biomet Spine 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.
*Funding from this award may be reportable under the Sunshine Act.
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.
Application Status: Closed