European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

Research Grants

EPOS RESEARCH GRANTS: Call for applications

Deadline: 30 September 2021!

BUDGET: EUR 5’000
GRANTS/YEAR: 2
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 two best ranked applications will be awarded.

HOW TO APPLY: The application is to be submitted to researchgrants@epos.org. The EPOS Scientific Committee will ONLY evaluate the documentation submitted with the application, and only complete applications sent to researchgrants@epos.org 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 instalment (EUR 2’500) after acceptance, another (EUR 2’500) 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.