The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), opens the 2023 Research Grant cycle

14 February 2023

Resident/Fellow Grants: The Resident/Fellow Research grants are meant to allow residents/fellows to pursue avenues of interest to prepare them for a lifelong research career. Open to all residents/fellows in good standing in an Orthopaedic or Neurosurgery training program.

Exploratory Micro Grant: Exploratory Micro research grants are meant to promote the diversity of the SRS membership and encourage members who do not typically receive major research awards to advance their creative ideas.

Biedermann Innovation Award: The Biedermann Innovation Research Award shall be designed to support innovative research by young clinical investigators in the field of spine deformity.

New Investigator Grants: New investigator research grants are meant to stimulate younger members into a career of investigation in spinal deformity. Duration of research – 2 years Up to $30,000 ($15,000 per year) may be requested.

SRS-Cotrel Foundation Basic Science Grant: The SRS-Cotrel Foundation basic science research grant is conceived to support projects that will be performing work in Pediatric Scoliosis. Projects investigating molecular and cellular mechanisms, medical imaging as well as characterizing biomechanical aspects underlying the disease are eligible.

Standard Grants: The expectation for a standard research grant is that the successfully completed project would be of a quality of a well-received podium presentation at the SRS Annual Meeting. The Society expects that these grants will lay the foundation for a sustained avenue of investigation and allow the investigator(s) to seek larger grants from sources such as the NIH or OREF.

The submission window for Letters of Intent for the Biedermann Innovation Award, New Investigator Grant, SRS-Cotrel Foundation Basic Science Grant, and Standard Research Grants also opened February 1 and will be open through March 15 (11:59pm EST).


Grant Writing Resources

If you are new to grant writing, or just looking for additional resources, SRS has compiled a new SRS grant writing resources page. The site provides valuable resources for young investigators and supports applications for a variety of SRS-supported grants.

SRS has awarded 200 grants totaling more than $6.5 million since the grant program started in 1994 – all focused on research in spinal deformity. This is the realization of the SRS mission to foster the optimal care of all patients with spinal deformities. Member research and the research SRS supports, has set the pace for innovation and inspiration in this industry worldwide.

For more information on SRS Grant opportunities, visit our website. To contribute to grant research funding, review all the ways you can donate to SRS.

About Scoliosis Research Society

The Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities. Founded in 1966, SRS has gained recognition as the world's premier spine deformity society.

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