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Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Awards

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


  1. CSES Research Grant: Individual awards are in the amount of up to $20,000.
  2. J. Édouard Samson Award: $30,000.
  3. Community Innovation Award: Individual awards are in the amount of up to $15,000.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

November 23, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

November 30, 2022


Calling all orthopaedic researchers! The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the following research awards:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 award is intended to promote further research by the recipient. The recipient will present his/her 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 he/she currently resides.
  3. 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. 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. This program fills a gap in the research landscape in Canada, encouraging community orthopaedic researchers to bring their research ideas to fruition.

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is a health charity dedicated solely to helping people maintain and restore their mobility. We are pleased to provide this funding to help ensure Canada retains its status as a world leader in orthopaedic research.

Additional Program Information:


CSES Research Grant: 

HRS Internal Deadline – October 17, 2022

ROADS Internal Draft Proposal Deadline – October 24, 2022

Sponsor Proposal Deadline – October 31, 2022

J. Édouard Samson Award: 

HRS Internal Deadline – November 16, 2022

ROADS Internal Draft Proposal Deadline – November 23, 2022

Sponsor Proposal Deadline – November 30, 2022

Community Innovation Award: 

HRS Internal Deadline – November 16, 2022

ROADS Internal LOI Deadline – November 23, 2022

Sponsor LOI Deadline – November 30, 2022


Additional Details


  • Amanda Graveline, ROADS
  • If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.