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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant
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Two grants will be awarded. One focused on minimally invasive spine surgery and one focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Grant Descriptions

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • New or novel ideas or concepts in or around the field of minimally invasive spine surgery

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Diversity, equity, social justice and/or treatment disparities in minimally invasive spine surgery

You will be asked to indicate which grant you’re applying for during the application process.

Grant Amount

Two (2) grants will be awarded with a maximum value of $20,000 USD each.

Application Deadline

Friday, May 31, 2024

Grant Conditions

  • Project duration can be up to two years.
  • Funds may only be distributed to an active SMISS members’ institution.
  • An active SMISS member must be listed as the Principal Investigator OR as a Co-Investigator.
  • Funds will be distributed on a timeline:
    • 50% at signature
    • 25% at mid-point with a report required
    • 25% at completion of research with final report submitted to SMISS and proof of manuscript submission.

A report EVERY 6 months to the SMISS Research Committee is required. The authors should be prepared to present their research at the SMISS Annual Forum or an update until research is complete.

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