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/NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i): AI in MSK
Orthopaedic Research UK is seeking to co-fund research applications in the April 2023 Product Development Award call 26 and Challenge Call 15 of the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme with the aim of transforming Musculoskeletal (MSK) health outcomes through the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
This highlight notice is intended to support the research and development of advanced AI solutions to improve operational efficiencies and clinical outcomes in people with poor musculoskeletal health.
The areas of focus should fall into any of the following areas:
- Treatment optimisation
- Risk stratification
- Health economics
Applicants need to demonstrate:
- The novelty of the AI solution?
- What the unmet need is that the proposed AI solution addresses?
- How project outcomes will lead to improved musculoskeletal care and offer significant addedvalue over current or alternative solutions?
- How will they ensure the acceptability of the technology to people with musculoskeletalconditions, their families, healthcare professionals and providers?
- How the proposed AI solution could impact or integrate into patients’ daily lives and NHS care pathways
- Consideration of potential commercialisation routes for the AI solution which will inform theclinical and health economic evidence that needs to be generated.
How to apply
- Research proposals must be within the remit of the Product Development Awards or Challenge Awards, please see the Invention for Innovation (i4i) website for details.
Closing date for Call 26 applications is Tuesday 23 May 2023 at 1pm.
Closing date for Challenge Call 15 is Thursday 25 May 2023 at 1pm.
Joint ORUK/RCSEd Research Fellowship 2023
Applications for the Joint ORUK/RCSEd Research Fellowship in Orthopaedics are invited from suitably qualified and experienced young surgeons in the field of Orthopaedics. 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.
The funding allocated for this Fellowship is currently up to £60,000 per annum and provides salary, National Insurance and superannuation costs only. The Fellowship is for a period of one year and research must be undertaken in the UK. The project must be started within the year the Fellowship is awarded.
All applications received will be reviewed and shortlisted by the scoring committee for this fellowship. Please note that shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a short online interview (via video conference) to pitch their proposed research project.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 July 2023 at 23:59 GMT
BASK/ORUK Research Fellowship 2023
The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) are pleased to announce a new 2-year research fellowship. The aims of the funding are to deliver a programme of high-quality knee-related research and to develop the career of future research leaders in knee surgery.
This research fellowship of up to £130k is funded between the two 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. The funding may be used for a period of full or part time research.
It is aimed at individuals with an interest in research into any knee area. It is open for applications to any individual, although the applicant or supervision team should include a BASK member, and successful candidates would be expected to become a member of BASK, if they are not already. 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 may be delivered full or part time at the discretion of the candidate and will lead to the award of an MD, PhD 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 by no later than August 2024.
Applications will be judged on the research idea presented, the prospective research fellow and their ability to deliver the research, the supporting mentors / supervision team and research environment.
Closing date for applications is on Friday 12 May 2023 at 12pm
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, 10 March 2023 at 17:00
BOA/ORUK Research Fellowship 2023
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 joint research fellowship, with the goal of developing a pipeline of research-active orthopaedic surgeons. This scheme will award two fellowships of up to £65k for a project in any area of orthopaedics each year.
Two Fellowships were awarded in 2022 and the next cycle is open.
Research projects in any aspect of the field of orthopaedic surgery or surgical care will be considered, including basic science, diagnosis, treatment, surgical technology, AI, 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).
Closing date for expression of interest is Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 12pm
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
- 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.
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 email@example.com stating clearly, Orthopaedic Research UK Daphne Jackson Fellowship Application.
Closing date for applications is 19th December 2022
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions, please email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 13th May 2022.
Mr Vikas Khanduja, BHS President
Dr Arash Angadji, ORUK CEO
Mr Ajay Malviya, NAHR Chair