Joint Partnership Funds

Scale through partnership

Expanding the impact of our annual investments by encouraging co-funding from strategic partners.

Our latest joint-funding opportunities

ORUK/Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship 2022

Applications are invited for a three-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship co-sponsored by Orthopaedic Research UK to be held at any UK university or research establishment. The Fellowship is intended for orthopaedic scientists and musculoskeletal allied health professionals who want to return to their research careers.

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website:  Apply here

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that department.

Email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at stating clearly, Orthopaedic Research UK Daphne Jackson Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is 19th December 2022

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ORUK/BASS/BSS Spine Research Fellowship 2023

The British Scoliosis Society (BSS) and The British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS), in conjunction with Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK), are pleased to announce a new, two year, research fellowship.

This research fellowship of up to £60k is funded between the three organisations for a period of 2 years. This will require a leave of absence from clinical roles and / or training with agreement of employers or training programme directors.

It is aimed at individuals with an interest in research in to any spinal area. It is open for applications to any individual who is already a member of either BSS or BASS, or would be eligible to apply for full membership commensurate to their seniority within their professional group. To be clear, this includes allied health professionals (AHPs) and nurses along with medical doctors (consultants and trainees).

It is envisioned that this role will be full time and will result in the awarding of an MD, or equivalent higher degree, in partnership with a UK university, along with high impact papers in recognised journals.

Applications will be a single stage process with those successful invited for interview. The role is planned to commence in August 2023.

Applications will be judged on the research idea presented, the prospective research fellow and their ability to deliver the research, and the supporting mentors / supervision team.

Closing date for applications is on Friday, 17 February 2023 at 17:00

Guidelines for Researchers

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ORUK/NJR/RCSEng Research Fellowship 2023

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) and The National Joint Registry (NJR), in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng), are pleased to announce a , two year, research fellowship worth up to £70k per annum.

Closing date for applications is on Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Applicants must:

  • be members, affiliates or ad eundem of RCS England, or you may have an ad eundem application in progress;
  • have an identified host institution with a recognised orthopaedic centre;
  • be pre-CCT (completion of training) at the time of taking up the fellowship;
  • have the written support of an orthopaedics-orientated mentor;
  • propose a project that is aligned with the broad strategic objectives of the NJR and based upon NJR data.

Please note the second year of the fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance at the end of the first year.

NJR/ORUK fellows will remain employed by their host institution, remunerated by RCS England. No indirect or directly incurred costs are allowed. There will be a £500 a year allocation for travel and up to £3,000 for consumables.

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ORUK/RCSEd Research Fellowship in Orthopaedics 2022


Applications for the Joint Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Research Fellowship in Orthopaedics are invited from suitably qualified and experienced young surgeons in the field of Orthopaedics. This fellowship is intended to support innovative research aiming to advance orthopaedic knowledge.

Applicants must be a Member or Fellow of the College in good standing. Surgical trainees who are within a year of completing the MRCS and intend to join the RCSEd are also eligible.

Please see the application form for the research proposal.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 20th July 2022 by 11:59 PM BST

Completed applications should be sent electronically to:

For any questions, please email

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BOA/ORUK Research Fellowship 2022


The BOA and ORUK have a shared goal to increase orthopaedic research by promoting the development of research skills within the specialty.

The BOA & Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) are pleased to announce a new joint research fellowship, with the goal of developing a pipeline of research-active orthopaedic surgeons. This pilot scheme will award two fellowships of up to £65k for a project in any area of orthopaedics and is now open for applications.

Research projects in any aspect of the field of orthopaedic surgery or surgical care will be considered, including basic science, diagnosis, treatment, surgical technology, logistics or audit. The research can be self-contained or part of a wider research programme and should be integral to the applicant pursuing a higher degree.

Funding will be available for salary (maximum £60k) or as a stipend at UKRI levels.

The BOA and ORUK are both fully supportive of diversity and inclusion within trauma and orthopaedics and within research. We are particularly keen to promote and encourage applications from individuals that wish to undertake their research flexibly or less than full-time (minimum 0.5 FTE).

Apply by 24 March 2022.

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BHS/ORUK Research Fellowship 2022


The British Hip Society (BHS) and Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) are offering a fulltime, two-year research fellowship to commence in August 2022/ Feb 2023.

The purpose of the research must be to explore the NAHR data with meaningful hypothesis and examine the results of hip preservation surgery. Please see the fellowship specification for more details.

The successful candidate will be expected to register for study towards a higher degree from a UK University.

You will work closely with the BHS/NAHR/ORUK Research Committee and NAHR board to ensure the goals and outputs of the research align with their requirements.

In order to apply for the post, please complete the application form and email to by Friday, 13th May 2022.

Mr Vikas Khanduja, BHS President

Dr Arash Angadji, ORUK CEO

Mr Ajay Malviya, NAHR Chair

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