OTA Fundraising Initiatives



Among the highest of priorities for the OTA is orthopaedic trauma research funding. The OTA funds trauma-related research projects to advance the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injury. All research grant applications are reviewed by the OTA Research Committee, and upon committee recommendation, are approved by the OTA Board of Directors.

Orthopaedic research can improve peoples’ lives in many ways including furthering knowledge within the orthopaedic field, learning better ways to relieve pain, treating injuries and improve quality of life.

OTA cumulative grant funding from 1990 – 2022

  • Over 466 Research Grants Awarded, Totaling Over 13.5 Million Dollars
  • Over 736 Presentations
  • Over 340 Publications
  • Over 77.5 Million Dollars of additional grant awards to studies that began as OTA funded research studies

Donate to Research and Education


Global Outreach has been identified as a key strategic initiative of the OTA There is a huge global burden of trauma care and the World Health Organization reports that more than 90% of global deaths from injuries occur in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC).    Upcoming OTA initiatives include LMIC scholarships  access to OTA online  resources, and international resident courses. 100% of your donation goes directly to Global Outreach supporting humanitarian efforts.

Donate to Humanitarian Efforts


The Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Advancement (COTA) was established in 2009 to ensure the continued financial support of orthopaedic trauma fellowships in North America. COTA serves as a non-conflicted intermediary to allocate funds in support of fellowships by obtaining unrestricted grants from industry, individual giving and OTA.  In an effort to support the increasing numbers of qualified fellowship programs, COTA needs additional financial support. Please consider donating to COTA and the continued education of future orthopaedic traumatologists.

Donate to COTA Fellowship

RESIDENT Research Fund

A critical component to Research is Resident Research grants which supports Resident Researchers, often leading to higher level research grants. OTA offers two Resident Research Grant submission cycles during the year. 

Donate to Resident Research


It has come to OTA’s attention that changes in the federal budget for the military has reduced the level of support for continuing medical education and meeting attendance. The OTA has a high regard for our military orthopaedic surgeons as well as their continuing medical education.  The OTA Annual Meeting offers significant educational benefits to our Military Orthopaedic Surgeons attending. Your support to OTA Military Orthopaedic Surgeons gives them the opportunity to attend the OTA Annual Meeting.

Donate to Military Scholarships

ota Member WELLNESS

Physician Wellness has been identified as one key initiative included as part of the OTA’s Strategic Plan.  Statistics show a high influx of physician burnout, stress and a lack of balance in a physicians life. The OTA has appointed a Task Force charged with researching and developing impactful physician wellness resources. Please support this incredible OTA initiative.

Donate to Physician Wellness

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