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  • AOSSM / Sanofi Biosurgery Osteoarthritis Grant

    AOSSM, in partnership with Sanofi Biosurgery, offers a research grant program to fund investigations related to early osteoarthritis (OA) and/or prevention of OA progression. This grant reflects the growing recognition of the importance of osteoarthritis within sports medicine and orthopaedics. The grant will be for $50,000 to support either a clinical research study or a lab/basic science project. Proposed studies need not relate specifically to sports injuries and should also have broad applicability to OA in the general population. Projects involving viscosupplementation will not be considered.


    Applications will be reviewed for their potential impact on the field, the quality of study approach, and ability of investigator and site(s) to conduct and complete the proposed research. The Principal Investigator or at least one co-investigator on all applications must be an AOSSM member who has completed his or her training. It is expected that grantees will submit the results from their funded study to AOSSM for podium presentation and to AJSM for publication.


    The submission deadline is August 1st, 2013. The award notice will be made on or after October 15th with a start date of January 1, 2014. Inquires can be directed to Bart Mann, AOSSM Director of Research.


    To begin the application process, please review the guidelines specific to this grant and complete all information as described. All information should be submitted in one pdf document to Bart Mann, AOSSM Director of Research. 


    AOSSM gratefully acknowledges Sanofi Biosurgery for their support of this grant.