Research Awards & Grants

Roshen N. Irani Research Training Grant

Amount: Up to $10,000
Grants/Year: 2
Duration: 1 year (Proposal budgets should be detailed with this in mind)
Focus: This research award will support a pediatric orthopedic trainee to complete research in pediatric orthopedics.  The research topic should address diversity, equity, and inclusion in pediatric orthopaedic surgery or support work by a trainee from an under-represented group who is performing pediatric orthopedic research on any topic.

POSNA is committed to supporting research opportunities to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. This grant will fund a trainee from an under-represented group. 

Scoring Criteria: The grant application will be evaluated based on the following criteria: representation of diversity, significance, impact, relevance to POSNA’s mission, originality/innovation, scientific quality of the proposed study, investigator/mentor track record, feasibility, and potential for future contributions to pediatric orthopedics.
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: Resident, medical student, or pediatric orthopaedic fellow with an interest in pediatric orthopaedic research.  A POSNA Candidate Active or Active member in good standing must serve as a mentor.
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