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Calling all orthopaedic researchers! Community Innovation Awards

COF
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Community Innovation Awards.

Thanks to the generous support of industry partners, The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is introducing a new research awards program: The Community Innovation Award celebrates community-based surgeons and research studies dedicated to improving patient care or musculoskeletal health in their community. There are many Canadian orthopaedic surgeons interested in research working in the community without academic appointments. A lack of academic appointment can make it difficult for these skilled surgeons to obtain funding for their innovative research ideas. This program fills a gap in the research landscape in Canada, encouraging community orthopaedic researchers to bring their research ideas to fruition.

Two $15,000 awards are available in 2017 to be used by the recipients to further their research project.

If you are a researcher, we invite you to submit your application. We also ask your assistance in ensuring orthopaedic researchers in your community are made aware of these funding opportunities. Click here for application forms and guidelines. The deadline for submitting applications is September 8, 2017. Decisions will be announced early in November 2017.

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is a health charity dedicated solely to helping people maintain and restore their mobility. We are pleased to provide this funding to help ensure Canada retains its status as a world leader in orthopaedic research.