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 will fill a gap in the research landscape in Canada, encouraging community orthopaedic researchers to bring their research ideas to fruition. The total amount of funding and the number of awards each year will be variable, based on annual donation levels to the research program. The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation disburses the funds available from the research program each year less expenses incurred. Two $15,000 awards are available in 2017 to be used by the recipients to further their research project.
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