Grant Applications

2024 Grant Applications

We are pleased to announce that 2024 Grants will be open to all musculoskeletal researchers in Queensland – provided an AOA QLD member is listed on the project.  It is hoped that the expanded criteria will promote collaboration with the wider MSK research community.  Stay tuned for further information!

2023 Grant Applications

Key dates for 2023 Grant Rounds 1 & 2

  • 1 February: Grant applications open
  • 31 March: Part A due
  • April: Academic Committee assess grant applications, feedback is provided to applicants
  • 19 May: Part B due/final closing date
  • Mid June: Academic Committee and Board meet to establish successful applicants and grant amounts
  • Early July: Successful/unsuccessful grant applicants notified


  • 1 August: Grant applications open
  • 30 September: Part A due
  • October: Academic Committee assess grant applications, feedback is provided to applicants
  • 10 November: Part B due/final closing date
  • Early December: Academic Committee and Board meet to establish successful applicants and grant amounts
  • Mid January: Successful/unsuccessful grant applicants notified

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Application guidelines

The Queensland Orthopaedic Research Fund performs an important role in providing support for both short-term and long-term studies in Queensland.  At present, applicants must be either a PHO or Trainee at the time of application.

Research proposals must be a clearly identifiable segment of work, even though it may be part of a much broader research initiative.  In line with the requirements for a Health Promotion Charity (HPC) registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), projects must focus on ‘diseases in human beings’ and addressing symptoms that are not simply a direct result of physical injury. 

All grant applications will be treated confidentially and will only be viewed by the QORF Board and Academic Committee as approved assessors.  Amounts awarded for individual grants will be at the discretion of the QORF Board. The total amount awarded each year may vary depending on the number and type of grant applications received. 

In addition to funding, QORF aims to offer new investigators opportunities to establish mentor relationships with well-respected orthopaedic surgeons and access to a database of experienced research professionals who share our passion and vision for Queensland based orthopaedic research.

Applications are currently closed.