The International Skeletal Society promotes scholarly activity and offers members the opportunity to identify challenges and test hypotheses in the field of musculoskeletal research. Two research seed grants will be awarded each year.
Applicants at all stages of career are eligible for this grant as long as it is mentored by an ISS member. Applicants should describe the nature of the proposed research within the context of their current scholarly activity. Greater emphasis will be placed on efforts that serve as preliminary data for larger funding mechanisms
, and are a part of a strategic career development plan.
No restrictions on the nature of research projects are imposed. Any project proposing human subjects or animals requiring IRB or IACUC approval respectively, should acknowledge this requirement and include a proposed timeline for said approval.
Grant recipients will receive up to $30,000 that can be budgeted over a one- or two-year period. The sum will be awarded to the applicant’s institution and may not be used to fund indirect costs, but may provide salary support limited to 40%.
Grants will be transferred to recipient with the following timeline:
- 50% upon award
- 50% after 6 months with interim report.
No cost extension (one year maximum) permitted with approval.
CV and affiliation of the Chief of the Clinical / Research Department in which the research will be performed (“Mentor”):
CV (max 3 pages):
List of the major publications published in the last five years
Information regarding the environment for the project purpose (equipment, scientific environment, subject populations, …).
LETTER OF SUPPORT
Please attach your Letter of Support from your Mentor below. Your Letter of Support must state:
I, the undersigned Mentor …………………………………………………………………..,
declare that the above mentioned Young Researcher will be allowed to perform his research in the Department directed by myself and that I will be responsible for his mentoring during the project. I also accept the conditions of the ISS Researchers Seed Grant.