Scoliosis Research Society
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SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

Research Grants

Application Deadlines

April 1

  • Standard
  • New Investigator
  • Small Exploratory
  • Continuation/Extension
  • Alf Nachemson Evidence Based Medicine

October 1

  • Standard
  • New Investigator
  • Small Exploratory
  • Continuation/Extension
  • Alf Nachemsom Evidence Based Medicine
  • Risk Stratification (Can be applied for in any of the above topics)

Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted. Please apply using the online application.

Applicants do not need to be members of the SRS, but do need to have at least one SRS member as a Co-Investigator.

Funds are for work to be performed, not works in progress or already completed.

All correspondence will be sent to the primary investigator. It is the responsibility of the primary investigator to provide information to co-investigators.

The SRS Research Grant program was not developed to support research for independent manufacturers, industry development or personal business financial gain. SRS will be sensitive to this issue and avoid funding these projects.

If grant is awarded, you must submit your findings as an abstract to the SRS Annual Meeting, with no guarantee of acceptance, before submitting to any other meeting.

SRS must be cited as the source of funding in any publication, presentation or in any publicity resulting from the award or its results.

Application Documents

Reporting Documents

Research Topics

The Research Grant Committee feels the following topics are important areas for research. This list is not all-inclusive and should not deter other areas of spinal pathology research.

  1. Evidence Based Medicine
  2. Idiopathic scoliosis
  3. Etiology
  4. Non-op and operative treatment
  5. 3D deformity of the spine and thorax
  6. Adult deformity
  7. Treatment and outcomes
  8. Osteoporosis
    1. Osteoporotic spine fractures
    2. how it impacts scoliosis kyphosis management
    3. how it relates to spinal deformity and instrumentation
  9. Early onset scoliosis treatment
  10. Sagittal imbalance
  11. Congenital scoliosis
  12. Neuromuscular spinal deformity
  13. Deformity and reconstruction arising from spine and sacral tumor treatment
  14. Thoracic insufficiency children associated with spinal deformity
  15. Pulmonary outcome sequeallae following common natural history of spine deformity and treatment history.
  16. Risk Stratification