Research Grants & Awards

Research (CORS)

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Grants & Awards

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is committed to advancing bone and joint health through funding research – the cornerstone on which they were established. Every year, the COF receives a wide array of applications for research grants that explore different aspects of orthopaedic science, from diagnostic techniques to new surgical procedures. Applications are judged by an expert panel according to scientific merit and ultimate clinical benefit to patients.

Learn more about the available grants and awards, application criteria and submission deadlines by clicking on the button below.

COF Research Awards & Grants

Visit https://whenithurtstomove.org/grants-and-research/ for availability and guidelines.

J. Édouard Samson Award

The premier award for orthopaedic research in Canada, the J. Edouard Samson Award, recognizes the best career orthopaedic research over a period of five (5) years or more at a Canadian centre. Click here for more information.

CORL – Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant

The CORL fund was founded in 2006 to help ensure Canada’s world-class status in orthopaedic research; thereby ensuring orthopaedic patients reap the reward of new techniques and treatments made possible through research grants from this program. Click here for more information.

Community Innovation Award

The Community Innovation Award celebrates community-based surgeons and research studies dedicated to improving patient care or musculoskeletal health in their community. This program fills a gap in the research landscape in Canada, encouraging community orthopaedic researchers to bring their research ideas to fruition. Click here for more information.

Special Awards

When funding allows, the Foundation grants special named research awards. Three of these are the  Carroll A. Laurin award, recognizing excellence in clinical research; the Robert B. Salter award, recognizing excellence in basic science research; and the Cy Frank award, recognizing excellence in research innovation. In addition, one of the successful applications in the research competition may be chosen to receive the Alexandra Kirkley Young Investigator Award recognizing outstanding research by a young (less than 40 years of age) investigator.