To be considered for an AOSSM research award, please submit your cover letter, title page and blinded manuscript to our Research Awards Submission Center. Please review the research awards policies document below or on the Submission Center website for full instructions on what to include as part of your application.

Please note, we are not currently accepting applications for research awards.

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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.
The Cabaud, O'Donoghue, and Excellence in Research Awards 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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  • Bart Mann Award for the Advancement of Sports Medicine Research

    This award, in honor of AOSSM’s first Director of Research, is given to AOSSM members for serving as grant application reviewers for the NIH. The award aims to support service to the profession, enhance professional development, and provide valuable clinical perspective and expertise to NIH study sections.

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