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. These community surgeons are not full time academics, do not have a research history, and do not have research staff, but may have an academic appointment to teach on an occasional basis. When a surgeon does not have an academic appointment or a research history, it can be difficult for these 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 2018 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. Application forms and guidelines are available at https://whenithurtstomove.org/community-innovation-award/.
The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2018. Decisions will be announced in October 2018.
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.