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 full time 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.
Two $15,000 awards are available this year to be used by the recipients to further their research project.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2019.
Application forms, guidelines and instructions are available at https://whenithurtstomove.org/community-innovation-award/.