The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), under the auspices of its Research Committee, and in coordination with and support from The Aircast Foundation, is offering grants from $10,000 to $25,000 (up to $50,000 total) to help fund ambitious, exploratory, and ground-breaking projects in orthopaedic sports medicine. Project proposals will be accepted following the guidelines below. A limited number of proposals will be invited to attend the “Playmaker Grant Lab” session (July 10, 8:30a - 12p) during the AOSSM-AANA Combined Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific

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OBJECTIVE: This research grant opportunity aims to advance exploratory projects by providing start-up funding, seed-money, bridge/gap funding, or supplemental funding for an ambitious investigative team. Criteria and metrics utilized in the proposed study must be determined by best scientific evidence and designed to improve the understanding of an emerging or novel technology in orthopaedic sports medicine. Studies involving human subjects will receive priority.

FUNDING: This opportunity provides an award of $10,000 to $25,000 (up to $50,000 total) with limited restrictions. Applicants that are invited to participate in the Playmaker Grant Lab will be required to submit a formal grant proposal, following the grant lab, to receive funds.

ELIGIBILITY: Any investigative team seeking such a grant must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing.  No AOSSM Board officer (e.g., President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.) may be a named investigator on any application.