Fellowship Grant Application

Fellowship grants are available to accredited clinical orthopaedic academic programs. Fellowship Grants support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used to subsidize a clinical fellow. If subsidizing a clinical fellow is not possible programs can request preapproval of other direct educational expenses at grants@acumed.net.

Funding is not based on the use, order, or purchase of any products or services of Acumed. All applications are scored individually and ranked in comparison to other applicants against established objective criteria including faculty expertise, ratio of fellows to faculty, quality of educational resources and program emphasis on research.

Awards are determined by an application’s merit and ranking in comparison to other applicants, and available funding each calendar year. Grant recipient institutions must warrant that the receipt of funds will not affect professional judgment. To manage our budget and to ensure Acumed can fund as many worthwhile programs as possible, we limit the awarding of Fellowship Grants to once per calendar year.

Please see the Guidelines for Fellowship Grant Applications for more information.

Submission Deadline

To be considered, the completed application, including all required documentation, must be submitted by April 15th. Applications submitted after the April 15th deadline will be held for the following year’s review cycle. Applicants will receive grant notifications by May 30th. If you have any questions, please contact grants@acumed.net.

Other Applications

Professional Medical Education Grant Application is to be utilized for fellowship programs requesting the following direct educational expenses: attending third party educational courses, skills lab support and cadaver sessions.

Collaborative Research Opportunities is to be utilized for all fellowship programs requests support towards research proposals and funding for research studies.

Contact Information

Applicant Organization Information

Grant Request

Fellowship Grants support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used to subsidize a clinical fellow. If subsidizing a clinical fellow is not possible programs can request preapproval of other direct educational expenses at grants@acumed.net.

Required Attachments

For international institutions that are not registered with the United States Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service and do not have a W-9, please provide official documentation showing the Applicant Organization’s tax identification number and status as a non-profit entity.
The letter of request must be on the Applicant Organization’s letterhead and is to include the educational goals and objectives of the program, specify the grant amount requested, list all faculty members within the fellowship program, and be signed by an individual with the requisite authority to submit the grant application on behalf of the Application Organization.
This is to include an overview of the educational program, annual curriculum, research environment and requirements for fellows, resources and facilities available to fellows.
For programs in the United States, only ACGME accredited fellowship programs are eligible. Please provide the fellowship program’s most recent ACGME accreditation letter. For programs outside of the United States, only fellowship programs that are accredited by the recognized graduate medical education body of the particular country are eligible. For programs outside of the United States, please provide the fellowship program’s most recent accreditation certification from the recognized graduate medical education regulatory body of the particular country.
This is to include an itemized budget for the entire fellowship program.

Optional Attachments

Please upload any additional documents, or information that you would like our Grants Committee to take into consideration regarding faculty expertise, fellowship match program, quality of educational resources and program emphasis on research. If you are unable to upload all desired documents below, email them to grants@acumed.net and request that they be added to Applicant Organization’s application.

Acknowledgement

The Undersigned hereby certifies to the following:
  • · I acknowledge and understand that this online submission form, together with all attachments and correspondences regarding the application, constitutes the Fellowship Grant Application.
  • · I represent and warrant that I have the requisite authority to submit this Fellowship Grant Application on behalf of the Applicant Organization.
  • · I acknowledge and understand that the submission of this Fellowship Grant Application does not guarantee approval of the Fellowship Grant Application, and if approved, Acumed may approve funding at an amount less than what has been requested.
  • · I represent and warrant that all information provided in this Fellowship Grant Application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
  • · I represent and warrant that submission of this Fellowship Grant Application does not violate the Applicant Organization’s Code of Ethics or Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • · I acknowledge and understand that the Applicant Organization shall at all times maintain complete control over the clinical and educational aspects of the fellowship program, including but not limited to the selection of individuals to participate in the program, the academic curriculum, and the standards of the program.
  • · I acknowledge and understand that neither this Fellowship Grant Application nor the acceptance of grant funds, if awarded, creates any obligation on the part of any person or entity, including but not limited to the Applicant Organization, its affiliates or representatives, to purchase, prescribe, order or otherwise make use of (or arrange for or recommend the use of) Acumed products.
  • · I acknowledge and understand that the Applicant Organization will be required to represent and warrant, in writing, that the receipt of funds will not affect professional judgment if this Fellowship Grant Application is approved.
  • · I acknowledge and understand that Acumed is an applicable manufacturer with reporting duties required by the Sunshine Act (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7h and 42 C.F.R. §§ 403.900, et. seq.) which may include grant funding and agree to assist Acumed in complying with its reporting duties, as applicable, and as requested by Acumed, if this Fellowship Grant Application is approved.
  • · I acknowledge and understand that Acumed shall have the right to audit the use of any grant funds awarded and agree to provide Acumed reasonable access to copies of receipts related to the expenditure of grant funds if awarded.
  • · I represent and warrant that I have read and understand the Guidelines for Fellowship Grant Applications.