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Research Grant and Funding

Grants and funding opportunities are advertised through affiliation and ultimately provides our members the platform to bring their research ideas to the next stage. If you would like to advertise any opportunities for the benefits of our members please contact or academic@

This call is open to orthopaedic, veterinary and maxillo-facial surgeons, trainees and operating room personnel involved in trauma care. Applicants should submit a completed application form of their research proposal, which may involve any aspect of musculoskeletal trauma, including hand, faciomaxillo- cranial, spine and veterinary trauma.

AOUK&I Research Grants for Trauma

Deadline: application dependant

The BOA & Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) are pleased to announce a new joint research fellowship, with the goal of developing a pipeline of research-active orthopaedic surgeons. This pilot scheme will award two fellowships of up to £65k for a project in any area of orthopaedics and is now open for applications.

Research projects in any aspect of the field of orthopaedic surgery or surgical care will be considered, including basic science, diagnosis, treatment, surgical technology, logistics or audit. The research can be self-contained or part of a wider research programme and should be integral to the applicant pursuing a higher degree.

Funding will be available for salary (maximum £60k) or as a stipend at UKRI levels.

BOA & Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) Research Fellowship

Deadline: 12 noon on 24th March 2022

One fellowship sponsored by The National Joint Registry (NJR) is available with the successful candidate to be appointed in early 2022, for a start in 2022/23

Joint RCS England/NJR Research Fellowship

Deadline: 7 February 2022

Would you like to spend one year training in research?

Subscribing trainee members of the College in a training post, or trainees who have passed the MCQ papers and will sit the final MRCS examination at this College, are eligible to apply.

The research must be undertaken in the UK.

The fellowships cover salary, on-costs and some running expenses. Applicants may study any aspect of surgery or surgical care including basic science, diagnosis, treatment, surgical technology, logistics or audit. The main criteria for those interested in applying are to delineate important research questions, with an appropriate study design, which can be completed within the year of the fellowship. The research can also be self-contained or part of a wider research programme.

One-Year Surgical Research Fellowship

Deadline: Thursday 24 February 2022 at 2pm

This one year Fellowship has been made possible due to the generous donation made to the College by the Cutner family to help support education and training in Orthopaedics.

Applicants must be a Member or Fellow of the College and in good standing.  The funding allocated for this Fellowship is currently £60,000 and provides salary, National Insurance and superannuation costs for up to one year.

RCSEd & Cutner Joint Research Fellowship in Orthopaedics

Deadline: closed

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh awards a number of training and research Fellowships each year. Eligibility for the award of a training or research Fellowship shall be open to Fellows and Members of the College in good standing, intending to undertake research projects in the UK.

Surgical trainees who are within a year of completing the MRCS and intend to join this College are also eligible.

RCSEd Research Fellowship

Deadline: application depedent

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