ASES Foundation

Research Grant

Each year, the society issues call for proposals encouraging new investigators to apply for seed and start-up funding for promising shoulder and elbow research projects. Grants of up to $20,000, for work to be performed over 12-24 months, are considered.  Only orthopaedic surgeons acting as principal investigators are eligible to apply. All applications are reviewed and graded by the ASES Research Committee.

Instructions and Guidelines as well as the 2020 Research Grant Application is posted below.

Instructions and Guidelines
2021 Grant Application (Word)
2021 Grant Application (PDF)

The submission deadline for 2021 grant applications will be in February 8th, 2021.
Completed applications can be emailed to ASES at

Grants will be reviewed by the ASES Research Committee.  Applicants will be notified by Mid-May 2021.

The period of the grant will be from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

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Luke S. Oh, MD
The Importance of Collagen Telopeptides in Tendon Healing in a Rodent Rotator Cuff Model

Grant E. Garrigues, MD
Periprosthetic Tissue Response to Wear and Corrosion Debris from Total Shoulder Arthroplasties

Umasuthan (Uma) Srikumaran, MBA, MD, MPH
Opioid Prescription Practices After Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study

Aaron Nauth, MD, MSc, FRCSC
The Impact of Psychological Factors on the Outcome of Surgical Repair for Rotator Cuff Tears – A Prospective Cohort

Charles M. Jobin, MD
Intrawound Antibiotic Powder for Eradication of Surgical Wound Contamination during Shoulder Arthroplasty: An in Vivo Animal Study

Andrew F. Kuntz, MD
Effects of Aging on Tendon Cell Metabolism

David Kovacevic, MD
Amniotic Fluid-Derived Allograft to Improve Rotator Cuff Tendon-Bone Healing

Claudius Jarrett, MD
SDF-1 Release to Prevent Muscle Degeneration in Rotator Cuff Tears

Spencer P. Lake, BS, PhD
Etiology of Post-Traumatic Stiffness and Joint Contracture using and Animal Model

Eric T. Ricchetti, MD
Analysis of Synovia Fluid Interleukin-6 Levels and Cytokine Profiles in Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infections of the Shoulders

Daryl C. Osbahr, MD
Impact of the Pattern and Size of an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear on Contact pressure and Area in the Posteromedial Compartment of the Elbow

Asheesh Bedi, MD
A Comparison between the Contractile & Morphological Properties of Rotator Cuff Muscles of Patients with Mild or Severe Fatty Atrophy

Theodore A. Blaine, MD
Chemokine Expression and Inhibition in Subacromial Bursitis and Rotator Cuff Disease

Daniel Whelan, MD, FRCS(C)
A Randomized Evaluation of Emergent Immobilization in External Rotation in the Management of Acute Anterior Dislocations of the Shoulder (EERAADS)

Deenesh T. Sahajpal, MD
Kinematics Assessment and Electromyographic Analysis of Patients with Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

J. Michael Wiater, MD
The Influence of Design Features on the Wear Performance of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Systems: an In Vitro Wear Simulation

Leesa M. Galatz, MD
The Role of Stress Environment on Formation of Tendon-Bone Insertion

Young W. Kwon, MD, PhD
Biomechanical Analysis of Reverse Total Shoulder Glenoid Fixation

Peter B. MacDonald, MD, FRCS(C)
The Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Pegged vs. Keeled Glenoid Components in Total Shoulder Replacements:  The Use of RSA to Assess Micromotion

Theodore A. Blaine, MD
Cytokine Expression in Subacromial Bursitis and Rotator Cuff Disease

Orr Limpisvasti, MD
Ideal Glenohumeral Position for Reduction and Coaptation of a Bankart Lesion

Ronald A. Navarro, MD
Are Higher Shoulder Arthroplasty Case Volume and Surgeon Experience Level Associated with Better Patient Outcomes?

Michael D. McKee, MD
Randomized Evaluation of Immobilization in External Rotation for the Management of Acute Anterior Dislocations of the Shoulder (ERAADS)

Michael L. Pearl, MD
Arthroscopic Release of Internal Rotation Contractures from Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy:  Follow-Up Study of Shoulder Function and Glenoid Development

Jon K. Sekiya, MD
Humeral Head Defects (Hill-Sachs Lesions) Associated with Anterior Shoulder Instability:  The Effect of Defect Size, Measurement Parameters, and Percutaneous Correction (Humeroplasty) on Glenohumeral Translation

Kevin L. Smith, MD
Periosteal Arthroplasty of the Reamed Glenoid Surface:  A Morphological and Histological Analysis in a Rabbit Model of Non-prosthetic Arhtroplasty

Mininder S. Kocher, MD, MPH
Reliability and Validity of the ASES Shoulder Score

Tim L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT
Evaluation of Scapular Dyskinesis

Hans K. Uhthoff, MD

Correlation Between the Increasing Tensile Strength of the Supraspinatus Tendon and teh Reformation of Fibrocartilage

Richard E. Debski, PhD

Biomechanical Analysis of AC Joint Function

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Promoting research & education for care of the Shoulder & Elbow

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