Tools for young investigators seeking funding

Several orthopaedic associations have developed tools and programs for young clinician scientists.

The following programs can help young investigators improve their chances for success in securing funding:

Clinician Scientist Development Program (CSDP)
The CSDP is a comprehensive program jointly sponsored by the AAOS, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) for residents interested in careers as clinician scientists. During the 1.5 day workshop, participants learn about “Navigating the National Institutes of Health (NIH),” “Establishing a Mentor,” and “Grantwriting 101.” Although the 2008 CSDP application process is closed, information and application materials for 2009 and upcoming workshops will be available online next summer at

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