Grant recipients

The Foundation funds a 'small grants' scheme to encourage the initiation or continuation of research projects by AOA Fellows, Associates and Trainees. 

2021 recipients

Ross Crawford

Neighbourly influence: Spatially Accurate Evaluation of osteoarthritis phenotypes to identify new treatment approaches

Minoo Patel

Rotator cuff tear biomechanics, and alteration by cuff repair or acromioplasty

Paul Smith

Identifying clinically meaningful tests to identify gluteal tendon reconstruction candidates – the GTR study

Rajat Mittal (Early Career Researcher)

Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Rigid Flat Shoes Versus Flexible Sole Shoes in Patients Undergoing Forefoot Surgical Treatment (ComForT)

Seth Tarrant (Early Career Researcher)

Epidemiology and outcomes of the most severely injured trauma patients

Ben Hardy (PhD Scholarship)

Grant and scholarship values

As a guide to the appropriate size of budget to be submitted with your application, the extent of funding available each year is determined by the earnings of the Foundation's capital in the preceding year.

The number of grants allocated from 2001 to date:

2021 5 grants
1 new scholarship
1 continuing scholarship  
2020 7 grants
1 new scholarship
2019 7 Grants $160k
2018 8 Grants $175k
2017 6 Grants $150k
2016 5 Grants $125k
2015 7 Grants $124k
2014 6 Grants $187k
6 Grants
2012     4 Grants       $114K
2011 5 Grants $204K
2010 5 Grants $240K
2009 4 Grants $143K
2008 6 Grants $215K
2007 4 Grants $135K
2006 3 Grants $115K
2005 4 Grants $110K
2004 3 Grants $80K
2003 3 Grants $70K
2002 2 Grants $30K
2001 4 Grants $32K

Although grants in excess of $50,000 may be awarded, applicants should be aware that the funding pool is limited and most awards will fall below $30,000. The current total funding available annually is in the order of $150,000.