Research Awards & Grants

POSNA Micro Grant

Amount: $1,000 maximum per grant
Grants/Year: 20 per year
Duration: 1 year
Focus: N/A

The objective of the POSNA Micro Grant Program is to advance musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas.

The program is dedicated to promoting the diversity of its membership to encourage members who don't typically receive major POSNA research awards to advance their creative ideas.

Scoring Criteria: N/A
Additional Information: Applications will be accepted twice a year, with the deadlines to be set each year. Grant winners for the Winter/Spring cycle will be announced at the Annual Meeting and Fall/Summer cycle winners will be announced at the the Fall Board of Directors meeting.

Suggested Projects for Funding:
  • Funding for a surgeon observership from an under resourced country
  • Supporting a resident or student to do research or travel on a medical mission
  • Projects from smaller institutions that don't get larger POSNA grants
  • Nontraditional grants not necessarily for research-educational ideas, advocacy, QSVI
  • Outside the box ideas: start-up funding for a creative research project, pilot research project, proof of concept research to generate power analysis, statistical assistance for a research project, supplies to explore a new idea, assistance with creating an educational video for POSNAcademy, or other development of a creative idea
Outcome and Final Report:
Final report and expense report of the selected project is due to the Committee within three months after the grant period ends. Final report is a one to two-page narrative that can be in abstract format. Unused money will be returned to POSNA. It's encouraged to present the project to POSNA (website, Annual Meeting presentation, poster, ePoster, POSNA eNewsletter, or JPOSNA®).

The project should have at least one major outcome measure of success identified at the start of the project and addressed at the completion. POSNA will track success of each project, based on acceptance for publication, further grant support, or other outcome measure identified in the project report.
Final Report Template    Expense Report Template
Eligibility Criteria: All dues paying POSNA members in good standing are eligible for a micro grant. Although a micro grant may have several POSNA members associated with the project, each project is required to have one principle investigator/project leader who is a POSNA member in good standing.
Micro Grant recipients from the previous cycle are not eligible to apply this grant cycle. Each investigator is limited to two (2) grant proposal submissions per cycle but only one (1) grant will be awarded
Application Status: Closed
Application Deadline: 3/6/2023 12:00:00 AM
Download Application: Procedures Application