Research Awards

To be considered for an AOSSM research award, please submit your cover letter and manuscript to Kevin M. Boyer, MPH, Director of Research, at​Please review the research awards policies document below for full instructions on what to include as part of your application.

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We are currently accepting applications! Please submit by October 1, 2017, to be considered for 2018 awards.

AOSSM offers awards for reports of original research in the following categories:

Cabaud Memorial Award
This award is given to the best paper submitted concerning hard or soft tissue biology, in-vitro research, laboratory or "bench-type" research, or in-vivo animal research.

O'Donoghue Award
This award is given to the best overall paper which deals with clinical based research or human in-vivo research.

Excellence in Research Award
This award is given to the best paper submitted in any category to the Awards Committee with a primary author under the age of 40 at the time of the Annual Meeting.
Each award consists of:

  • $2000 honorarium
  • Award certificate
  • Presentation of the paper at the AOSSM Annual Meeting
  • Consideration of publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine

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