Research Awards & Grants

Roshen N. Irani Research Grant

Amount: Up to $20,000
Grants/Year: 1
Duration: 1-2 years (Proposal budgets should be detailed with this in mind)

This grant will be awarded to research that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in pediatric orthopaedic surgery or to research on any pediatric orthopedic topic led by a POSNA member from an under-represented group.


POSNA is committed to provide opportunities that support equity, diversity and inclusion in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.  The Irani Research grant will fund research on a topic addressing diversity, equity, inclusion or, disparity research in pediatric orthopedics. One grant of up to $20,000

Scoring Criteria: The grant application will be evaluated based on the following criteria: representation of diversity, 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:

Dr. Roshen N. Irani Endows $1.1 Million to POSNA
POSNA is able to support this award through a $1.1 million endowment from Roshen N. Irani, MD, 1929-2007. Dr. Irani was born in Iran and was raised in India. She attended the Grant Medical College at the University of Bombay and took residency at DC General at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Study Group, one of POSNA's founding societies, and one of POSNA's first women pediatric orthopaedists. She practiced in Philadelphia with the St. Christopher’s group, the Thomas Jefferson Medical Center, and in private practice.

Contact the POSNA office at (630)478-0480 or email Traci Russell at

Eligibility Criteria: Active, Associate, Candidate Active, and Candidate Associate POSNA members in good standing may apply.
No LOI Required
Application Status: Open
Application Opens: 1/29/2024 12:00:00 AM
Application Deadline: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM
Download Application: Procedures Application