Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
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Awards and Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

**Now accepting applications for the 2015 SRS Traveling Fellowship.

Open to North American SRS Candidate and Active Members 45 years old or younger
Deadline October 1, 2015.


A Guide to Scholarship and Fellowship awards.

In general, scholarships are awards to help the winner attend an annual meeting (IMAST or SRS annual meeting - see each award for details). Traveling fellowships award funds to practicing surgeons to visit spinal deformity centers. Criteria for qualification are listed below each award description.

Traveling Scholarships and Awards

Member Recognition Awards

SRS Paper and Poster Awards

Research Fellowships

 

Traveling Scholarships and Awards

For SRS Candidate and Active Members 45 years old or younger:

SRS Traveling Fellowship

This annual traveling fellowship sponsors three SRS fellows to visit spinal deformity centers in the different regions. The award alternates between North American fellows (US, Canada, and Mexico) which visit centers in Europe/Asia and international fellows which visit deformity centers in North America.  Both trips last 3-4 weeks and end at the Annual Meeting if possible. Free Annual Meeting Registration is included in the award.
International Fellows:  Application due in late fall of odd years for travel in even years.
North American Fellows:  Application due in late fall of even years for travel in odd years.
Currently accepting applications for the 2015 Traveling Fellowship. Application Deadline October 1st

Who is Eligible:

Application Form - Apply Now!

Past SRS Traveling Fellowship Recipients

 

For SRS candidate members 45 years old or younger

Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship

This clinical fellowship provides up to $2,000 to visit a designated spine deformity center in North America to enhance education and skills. The host site must include an Active Member of the SRS. The recipient will help select the site to be visited.

Who is Eligible:

Past Edgar G. Dawson Fellowship Recipients

 

Eduardo R. Luque Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a designated stipend of $2,500 to be used to attend the SRS Annual Meeting, IMAST or participate in a two-week fellowship. The recipient may help decide which option to use the stipend towards.

Who is Eligible:

 

For International surgeons not residing in North America

Robert B. Winter Global Outreach Fellowship

This 4-6 week spine fellowship is for highly-motivated spine surgeons who are currently in clinical practice in any financially-challenged underserved area worldwide, and who are in a position which will enable them to disseminate knowledge acquired during the fellowship to others in their home country upon their return.  The candidate will have the choice to indicate his/her preference for the host site from a provided list of approved centers.   It is imperative that the fellow be from a site that has the ability to perform complex spine surgery after completion of the fellowship.

Who Is Eligible:

 

Global Outreach Program (GOP) Visiting Fellowship

This fellowship awards an individual from a developing nation a three to four week fellowship with a volunteer SRS Active member. The recipient will visit a single institution and be involved in observing clinical care and spinal deformity surgeries. The successful candidate may help select the site. Recipients will be reimbursed up to $6,000 for travel and lodging.

Who Is Eligible:

Past GOP Fellowship Recipients

 

OrthoPediatrics International Pediatric Spine Fellowship

SRS is seeking highly-motivated surgeons who are currently in clinical practice and are in a position to disseminate acquired knowledge in their country upon completion of a pediatric fellowship. Experienced surgeons looking to enhance or develop a new technique related to pediatric spine deformity are encouraged to apply. Fellowship recipients will be expected to respond to SRS communications in a timely manner, be available for and encourage discussion of health care within their country and facility, and submit a one-page report within 60 days of returning home.

Who is Eligible:

Click here to see 2014 award recipients!

 

For Residents or Fellows

Global Outreach Program (GOP) Educational Scholarship

This scholarship is for individuals from a developing nation to attend either IMAST or the SRS Annual Meeting & Course. Recipients will be reimbursed up to $2,500 for travel and lodging. The meeting registration fee will be waived.

Who is Eligible:

Past GOP Educational Scholarship Recipients

 

2015 OrthoPediatrics SRS Annual Meeting/IMAST Scholarship for Residents and Fellows

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is seeking orthopaedic/neurosurgery residents and pediatric/spine fellows, with a strong interest in pursuing pediatric spinal deformity to apply for meeting scholarships for the 2015 50th Annual Meeting & Course or the 22nd International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST). Individuals that can obtain institutional funding or funding from their training program for the meeting should not apply. Educational scholarship recipients will be expected to attend all scientific portions of the meeting, respond to all SRS communications in a timely manner and to submit a one-page report within 60 days of returning home.

Who is Eligible:

Click here to see 2014 award recipients!

 

Member Recognition Awards

SRS Lifetime Achievement Award

The SRS Lifetime Achievement Award will honor an SRS member for distinguished service to the Society as well as significant contributions to spinal deformity care. A plaque will be awarded and the recipient’s name announced at the SRS Annual Meeting. The recipient will also be asked to sit with the SRS Historian for a 30-minute interview. The SRS Annual Meeting registration fee will be waived. The recipient will also receive airfare and hotel for the Annual Meeting for themselves and a guest.

Who is Eligible:

Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

 

Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award

The Blount Award is a humanitarian award given to an individual who has provided outstanding service for those with spinal deformities, through their generous actions out of a sense of service to larger social and professional goals. Nominations are sought from the Fellows each year. A plaque will be awarded and the recipient’s name announced at the SRS Annual Meeting. The SRS Meeting registration fee will be waived for the receipt and a guest.

Who is Eligible:

Past Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award Recipients

 

SRS Paper and Poster Awards

Russell A. Hibbs Awards

The Russell A. Hibbs awards are given to both the best basic science and clinical papers presented at the SRS Annual Meeting. The top five abstracts of both categories are invited to submit their manuscripts for consideration.

 

Thomas Whitecloud Awards

The Whitecloud awards are given to both the best basic science and clinical papers presented at the IMAST meeting.

John H. Moe Award

The Moe award is given to the best basic science poster or e-poster at the SRS Annual Meeting.

 

Louis A. Goldstein Award

The Goldstein award is given to the best clinical poster or e-poster at the SRS Annual Meeting

 

Research Fellowships

New SRS-Medtronic Research Fellowship Opportunity

SRS is pleased to announce the availability of a grant to provide travel and living expenses allowing a young surgeon/researcher to spend time at a selected SRS member center improving research skills while completing a research project.

The grant will be available to SRS members age 40 or younger at the time of selection in February 2015. The fellowship should be a minimum of six months.

Currently, the SRS is only accepting applications for volunteer host centers. To volunteer your center to help with this research fellowship, please use the application link below. Applications for volunteer host centers are due November 15, 2014.

Host Site Application