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.
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.