OTA Resident Research Grant


OTA offers two Resident Research Grant submission cycles during the year.


  • Beginning year funding cycle Jan – Dec. Application process opens in May with late-June deadline. Awards notifications emailed by the end of November.
  • Mid-year funding cycle - Applications will open in October with a December deadline. Award notifications will be emailed in April with funding being distributed June – May.

Eligibility: The principal investigator must be an orthopaedic resident (the co-principal investigator does NOT have to be a resident). Either the principal investigator, or co-principal investigator, must be an OTA member (in good standing). The research must be conducted in North America. 

Residents can apply for up to $20,000 funding for clinical or basic research projects. OTA Resident Research Grants will not be awarded to subsidize larger on-going research projects.

To review the complete research grant application guidelines click here.

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The impact for the previous 225 recipients of OTA resident research grants has been made possible in part because of donations from OTA members.  You can read more about how these grants have impacted research recipients below.  

Conor F. McCarthy, MD LT, MC, USN

Learn more about how the Resident Research Fund impacted Conor F. McCarthy, MD, LT, MC, USN.


Patrick Martin Wise, MD, CAPT, USAF

Learn more about how the Resident Research Fund impacted Patrick Martin Wise, MD, CAPT, USAF.