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Research / Resources

Research Survey Distribution Guidelines

COA and CORS members are eligible to submit research survey requests for distribution to the membership through the COA Dispatch–Research Edition. Submitters and/or PIs are required to be members in good standing of the COA or CORS unless special consideration is granted by the survey review committee.

All survey distribution request must include the information below:

  • the title of the research project;
  • the centre(s), universities conducting the research;
  • a brief description of the research project;
  • the contact information of the primary researcher;
  • the project’s funding source;
  • the target participant demographics (who should complete the survey?);
  • the survey direct link;
  • the survey participation deadline.

All projects and survey requests are subject to approval by the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS) Executive. Research survey requests will appear in 2 editions of the COA Dispatch–Research Edition.

For more information, contact

COA Research Survey Distribution Application
CORL – Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant

The CORL program was founded in 2006 to help ensure the legacy of 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. The total number of awards each year will be variable, based on available funding. Now accepting applications! Submission deadline July 28, 2023. 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. There are many Canadian orthopaedic surgeons interested in research working in the community. These community surgeons are not academics, do not have a research history, and do not have research staff, but may have an academic appointment to teach on an occasional basis. When a surgeon does not have an academic appointment or a research history, it can be difficult for these surgeons to obtain funding for their innovative research ideas. This program fills a gap in the research landscape in Canada, encouraging community orthopaedic researchers to bring their research ideas to fruition. The total number of awards each year will be variable, based on available funding. Now accepting applications! Submission deadline October 31, 2023.  Click here for more information.

CSES Research Grant

In collaboration with the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation established the CSES Research Grant to support and encourage orthopaedic surgeons to conduct collaborative shoulder or elbow research. The total number of awards each year will be variable, based on available funding. Now accepting applications! Submission deadline October 31, 2023. Click here for more information.

Robin Richards Award for Upper Extremity Research

Thanks to a generous endowment fund donated by Dr. Robin Richards, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation established the Robin Richards Award for Upper Extremity Research to recognize the best upper extremity research submission at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association annual meeting.  All papers in upper extremity research accepted for the COA meeting are eligible, and are reviewed by a COF research review panel. No separate application process is needed.

This $1,000 award is to be used by the recipient in a manner that aligns with the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation’s mission – to achieve excellence in bone and joint health and mobility by advancing musculoskeletal research, education and care. Click here for more information.

J. Édouard Samson Award

The premier award for orthopaedic research in Canada, the J. Édouard Samson Award, recognizes the best career orthopaedic research over a period of five (5) years or more at a Canadian centre. This $30,000 award is intended to promote further research by the recipient. The recipient will present their research at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (presentation opportunity to be determined). The award consists of an educational grant and a personal research grant to be used by the recipient at the Canadian institution where they currently reside. Now accepting applications! Submission deadline August 18, 2023.  Click here for more information.

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 we were established. Every year, we receive 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 here.

Click here for a list of all grant and award recipients.