European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

Research Grants

EPOS Research Grants 2024

Deadline: September 30th, 2024

BUDGET: EUR 2’000 to 10’000
DURATION: 1-3 years
FOCUS: Clinical and Basic science research in the field of Pediatric Orthopedics

DESCRIPTION: A broad range of research areas will be considered for the EPOS Research Grant, including patient-based studies, clinical and basic science research, and clinical studies.

EPOS grant criteria 2024

Principal Investigator or Co-PI must be a Member of EPOS in good standing and must be an orthopaedic surgeon who is licensed to practice.

The research project will be evaluated by EPOS by the following criteria:

  • For methodological and scientific analysis: we will evaluate the proposed research in four categories (Purpose, Hypothesis, Methodology, Short literature review), the scientific quality of the proposed study and the level of evidence.
  • We will evaluate the clinical relevance and the scientific-health relevance of the project; the impact and the clinical relevance should be noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and study design as well as the originality and degree of innovation.
  • We will evaluate the feasibility and risks, namely for the ability to implement the project as well as the feasibility and risks of the proposal, and the adequacy and justification of the resources available and demanded for the execution of the project.
  • The project will be evaluated by the adequacy and justification budget; is the provisional budget realistic for personnel expenses, acquisition of goods and services and travel and general subsistence?

The research group will be evaluated by EPOS by the following criteria:

  • We will evaluate the PI’s scientific production, the investigator(s) track record in EPOS, the team’s experience in the field and the composition of the research team.
  • We encourage young researchers < 40 years, for multi-center or society-wide projects.

SCORING CRITERIA: The grant application will be evaluated by the EPOS Scientific Committee, based on the following criteria: significance, level of evidence, impact, relevance to EPOS mission, originality/innovation, scientific quality of the proposed study, investigator(s) track record, feasibility, and potential for future funding.

HOW TO APPLY: The application is to be submitted to  by the given deadline. The EPOS Scientific Committee will ONLY evaluate the documentation submitted with the application, and only complete applications sent to  will be considered.

Paper applications will not be accepted.

The application should consist of: 

  1. The Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, with the following information:
    • i.     Postgraduate career including present employment 
    • ii.    Previous training in Pediatric Orthopedics 
    • iii.   Research experience 
    • iv.   Academic record 
    • v.   Publications in refereed journals relevant to this application

    2.  A description of the proposed research (Purpose, Hypothesis, Methodology, Short literature review)

    3. Provisional budget

The application will then be graded from 0 to 20. The 8 best ranked applications will be awarded. The amount of the grant awarded will be determined by the grade obtained and the provisional budget of the research project.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application closing date is by default September 30 (each year).

Candidates should submit their applications in advance, so that they may be advised of any missing elements in time to be able to gather them. Applications submitted after the annual deadline will not be considered. The candidates will be informed by email about the results by the end of the year.

GRANT PAYMENT: The Grant will be transferred in two payments: A first installment (half of total amount) after acceptance, another (the remaining amount) six months later, after reception of a preliminary report of the Study demonstrating substantial advance to the EPOS Scientific Committee.

FINAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT: A comprehensive scientific report is to be submitted to the Scientific Committee by the researcher within three months of the conclusion of the project. With the consensus and approval by the EPOS Executive Committee, the report will be an EPOS endorsed study.

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