2019 OTA Humanitarian Scholarship


2019 Annual Meeting - September 25-29 - Denver, Colorado

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is February 8, 2019

The OTA will award two scholarships to eligible orthopaedic surgeons from countries with limited resources. These scholarships are merit based and will be awarded to the primary author of the selected abstracts submitted to the OTA Annual Meeting. Applicants will be ranked on the quality of their abstract as well as their potential contribution to the development of orthopaedic care in their home country. Funding will cover travel to the OTA Annual Meeting as well as a 3 to 5 day observership at a US Institution.

This scholarship is open to individuals from low to low-middle income countries only. These countries are determined by the World Bank classification of economies.

Individuals should have completed their Orthopaedic training, and should show promise as leaders, educators, and researchers. 

All abstract submissions must be done through the OTA abstract submission site. The submission site closes on the 23rd of January. Applicants must also complete an online application by the 8th of February.

Contact the OTA at ota@ota.org with any questions.

Meet the 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Dr. Billy Haonga - OTA Member

Humanitarian Scholar 2018 0 Haonga

Head of Orthopaedic Trauma Dept. at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa
Observation at: IGOT/OTI/UCSF (Institute for Global Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, University of California, San Francisco)







Kisitu Kyengera, MD

Humanitarian Scholar 2018 - Kisitu2

Mulago Hospital
Uganda, Africa
Observation at Shock Trauma, Baltimore MD