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ICRS Grants, Fellowships & Scholarships

ICRS Grants, Fellowships & Scholarships

The ICRS and its partners have joined forces by offering several Fellowship & Scholarship Programmes to the ICRS members. Applications are open only to young ICRS Members who are in good standing. The programme represents a serious commitment from ICRS and its partners to support highly motivated trainees and residents with basic science knowledge and clinical research skills. Together we build a strong network and push for innovation. We believe that research is the engine of development and that linking and educating passionate young professionals is the way to advance the field of orthoregeneration significantly. Applications should be submitted before the deadline of each programme. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Planned activities for 2023:


1st ICRS Regional Fellowship – USA ICRS-JRF/CTS Clinical Travelling Fellowship

The first ICRS Regional Traveling Fellowship is about to begin with the USA chapter!

Objectives:
The program’s objective is to provide an opportunity for young orthopaedic surgeons, residents, fellows, or clinical scientists to gain exposure to the world of articular cartilage injury, repair, and regeneration by meeting key experts in the field. Selected as potential leaders in cartilage regeneration and joint preservation, fellows will travel with the Godfather Dr. William Bugbee from Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla to visit research facilities, observe surgical procedures, and participate in social events with the hosting cartilage repair community.

Eligibility:

Vacancies: Three successful candidates will be awarded.

The application needs to be submitted in one-single-PDF and must include the following:

The fellowship will occur from April 15, 2023, to April 22, 2023, covering travelling, hosting, and the main meals. The tentative itinerary includes stops in Dayton/OH (Communal Tissue Bank), Chicago (Rush at Midwest with Brian Cole, Adam Yanke, Jorge Chahla and Susan Chubinskaya) and Rochester (Mayo Clinic with Daniel Saris and Aaron Krych).

Complete applications must be received by January 22, 2023, for consideration. Please send the application to ICRS by email to anouk.buergisser@cartilage.org with attention to the Fellowship, Scholarship & Research Grant Committee. Candidates will be selected by February 1, 2023, by the Fellowship Selection Committee based on merit and as potential leaders in the field of cartilage regeneration and joint preservation. Notifications to the applicants will then be sent out by email. If you remain without notice, feel free to contact ICRS after February 10, 2023.


Scholarship – ICRS Focus Meeting Allografts & Synthetics

This scholarship aims to provide an opportunity for young orthopaedic surgeons, residents, fellows, or scientists interested in cartilage regeneration and joint preservation. This will be accomplished by ICRS waiving the participation fee for the upcoming ICRS Focus Meeting on Allografts&Synthetics. The Focus Meeting will take place in Nice/France, from April 27 to 29, 2023.

This will be an exciting meeting to join ICRS and the cartilage and joint preservation world! Up to 3 candidates will be selected and awarded with this scholarship which waives the fee for subscription to the meeting.

INSTRUCTIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

The selected candidates must become ICRS Members for the current year (the membership will last until the end of 2023).

Checklist for your application (to be received by February 15, 2023, in one single PDF)

Complete applications must be received by February 15, 2023, for consideration. Please send to ICRS by email at anouk.buergisser@cartilage.org with attention to the Fellowship, Scholarship & Research Grant Committee.

Candidates will be selected based on merit by March 1, 2023, by the Fellowship Scholarship & Research Grant Committee. Notifications to the applicant will then be sent out by email. 


ICRS/Vericel – Lars Peterson Clinical Travelling Fellowship

Objectives: The objectives of the programme are to provide an opportunity for young orthopaedic surgeons, residents, fellows or clinical scientists of international exchange in a stimulating environment and to gain exposure to basic science and clinical applications in studies involving articular cartilage injury, repair, and regeneration. Selected as potential leaders in the field of cartilage regeneration and joint preservation, fellows will participate in scientific symposia with host physicians, view search facilities and surgical procedures and participate in social and cultural events with the hosting cartilage repair community. The Fellowship Programme includes attending the ICRS World Congress.

Eligibility:

Vacancies: 3 successful candidates will be awarded

The application needs to be submitted in one-single-PDF-file and must include the following:

Applications: The application process for the next Fellowship ending at the World Congress Sitges/Barcelona 2023 will open soon (Tour dates: TBC). Application deadline TBC.


ON-ICRS Basic Scientist Research Fellowship 2023 – Sitges/Barcelona

The program’s objectives are to provide young postdoctoral scientists with an opportunity for international exchange in a stimulating environment and to gain exposure to high quality basic research in laboratories that are world famous for their work in orthopaedic tissue regeneration. Selected as potential leaders in the field of cartilage regeneration and repair, fellows will be accompanied on a approx. 14 day-tour led by a distinguished and experienced Godfather/Godmother who will act as a mentor throughout the trip. The Fellowship Program ends with attending the ICRS World Congress in Sitges/Barcelona. The Fellows will be selected in open competition by an expert panel established through ON and the ICRS.

Eligibility:

-Candidates must be ICRS Members in good standing
-Scientists with completed PhD or MD, below age of 40, with a dedicated research interest in cartilage repair and regeneration
-Candidates must have a strong publication record in cartilage repair and regeneration
-Candidates must not have benefited previously from any ICRS Fellowship programme or similar ON programmes
-Candidates must be fluent in English (the entire programme will be held in English)

Vacancies: 4 candidates will be selected

Tour Dates: TBC

Application Deadline: TBC (applications after the deadline will not be considered)

Application Documents:

Please apply online through: my.on-foundation.org/Fellowships

Condition: The group will present a short travel report at the ICRS Members General Assembly in Berlin + provide a photo-story of your trip with the regeneration highlights (approx. 6’000 characters; you will also document the journey with photo posts on Social Media).