European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

Research Grants

EPOS Research Grants: Call for 2022 applications

Deadline: 30th of September 2022!

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.

Multi-center and society wide projects will be favored. Pilot projects, research with pre-existing funding that may need supplemental support, as well as complete research proposals will be considered for funding. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and study design.

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

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY: The application is to be submitted to 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.
All documents must be in English.

The following documents are required to be uploaded with the application as electronic files:

  • The Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, with the following information:
    • Postgraduate career including present employment
    • Previous training in Pediatric Orthopedics
    • Research experience
    • Academic record
    • Publications in refereed journals relevant to this application
  • A description of the proposed research (Purpose, Hypothesis, Methodology, Short literature review)
  • Provisional budget

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 November.

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.

EPOS is delighted to announce that the following study projects have been accepted in EPOS Research Grant 2021:

€ 10,000.00 Grantees   

Christiaan van Bergen, The Netherlands: “The CARE trial: CAsting and REhabilitation for osteochondral lesions of the talus in the skeletally immature: improved quality of life and protection towards early osteoarthritis”
Sebastian Farr, Austria: “Shoulder dysplasia in longitudinal deficiencies of the upper extremity” 
Marco Turati, Italy: “EPOS Discoid Meniscus (DiMe) Project: a Prospective Multicentric Cohort Protocol” 

€ 2,000.00 Grantees 

Christian Wong, Denmark: “Assessment of Guided Growth after Corrective Hip Surgery in Children with Cerebral Palsy by Conventional Xrays - A national multicentre study
Jan Duedal Rölfing, Denmark: Can donor site morbidity in children be eradicated? Is donor bone graft equally efficient as patient bone graft in flat foot surgery in children?”
Alejandro Peiró and Laura Corominas, Spain: “Extension of a feasibility study to compare full-time and night-time brace treatment in AIS patients” 
César García Fontecha, Spain: “Exploring the relationship between Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)” 
Jaap J. Tolk, The Netherlands: When to discard Pavlik treatment for dislocated hips? Assessment of hip reduction and improvement of femoral head position in Pavlik treatment for DDH patients using trans-inguinal ultrasound
Christoph Radler and Yael Gelfer, Austria: “The correlation between clinical outcomes and quality-of life with clubfoot treatment and treatment of clubfoot recurrence in school age children. A multi-centre study”
Marianne Koolen, Fien de Nies and Melinda Witbreuk, The Netherlands: “Clubfoot-Calf study: 3D ultrasound of the calf in children with clubfeet”

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