Research Awards & Grants

POSNA Research Grant

Amount: Up to $30,000 total
Grants/Year: 4
Duration: 1-2 years (Proposal budgets should be detailed with this in mind)
Focus: Basic science and clinical research in non-spine related areas.

A broad range of research areas will be considered for the POSNA Research Grant, including patient based studies, clinical and basic science research, clinical studies and multi-center or society wide projects. 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. Applicants may apply for both the POSNA 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.
Additional Information:
  • A LOI will be required in order to be eligible to later submit a full grant application. Only those LOIs accepted will be requested to submit a full grant application.
  • Additionally, LOIs, grant applications and reviews will be submitted through ProposalCENTRAL.
  • Full Grant Applications (only accepted Letters of Intent can submit) - Please Log in ProposalCENTRAL from the button below 

Instructions for ProposalCENTRAL, Altum website:
  • If you have used this website to submit grant applications for other organizations in the past you should already have a log in and account.
  • If not, you will have to register with the site first and create a log in.
  • After you are logged in, click on the “Grant Opportunities” tab.
  • Then click “filter by grant maker”, scroll down and click on POSNA, which will bring you to a list of available grants.
  • Clicking the program grant name, will take you to the POSNA website to view descriptions and requirements for that grant.
  • Clicking “apply now” will take you to the submission “title page”. Enter the title, save, then the instructions and other links on the left will be available. The submission process consists of 8 steps.
  • You will need to submit a separate LOI for each Grant or Award that you are interested in. 

Please contact Natalia Eicker at with any questions.
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: Open
Application Deadline: 12/12/2022 12:00:00 AM
Download Application: Procedures Application