Cross Fellowship Award

The DJO Cross Fellowship Award

DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, has established The DJO Cross Fellowship Award program in honor of its former Chief Executive Officer, Les Cross.

As a committed, long time supporter of orthopedic innovation, education and patient care, DJO Global is pleased to recognize programs that provide highly trained, skilled medical professionals who are able to deliver quality patient care in a broad range of clinical settings.

Through the Cross Fellowship Award, DJO Global offers funding for orthopedic fellowship programs and athletic training residency programs. The 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic year funding cycle is closed. Please check back in early 2018 for information on the next funding cycle and application process.

 

Athletic Training Residency Program Information

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Physician Fellowship Program Information

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Athletic Training Residency Program Information

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Cross Fellowship Award application forms for the 2016-17 and 2017-18  funding cycle will be posted on January 8th, 2016.  Applications for the new funding cycle will be accepted through February 12, 2016. Awardees will be notified no later than April 4, 2016.

Applications must be received by DJO by February 12, 2016 (no exceptions will be granted).

Notifications of award will be made no later than April 4, 2016. Please do not contact DJO prior to this date for the status of your application. Please check junk/spam email folders prior to contacting DJO.

Any submission that fails to meet the application requirements may be disqualified. It is the submitter's sole responsibility to ensure the application is complete. Due to time constraints and application volume, DJO will be unable to notify the submitter of missing documentation that may lead to disqualification.

Program Contact Information

DJO Professional Relations Committee
1430 Decision Street
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: 760.597.3925
Email

The completion or submission of an application in no way guarantees funding.

Date Key Events
January 8, 2016 2016-2018 funding cycle applications posted to DJO Global website.
February 12, 2016 Application due date (no late applications accepted).
April 4, 2016 Results announced. Applicants will be notified via email. 
May 2016 2016-2018 funding cycle contracts will be sent to awardees. 
August 2016 Year 1:   First payment released to awardees (contingent upon fulfillment of all contractural obligations.)

I Cross Fellowship Award Policies

Objective:

The objective of the DJO Cross Fellowship Award is to fund post-professional athletic training residency programs that offer structured curricula, including didactic and clinical components to educate U.S. athletic trainers. The majority of an athletic trainer’s time must be spent in a physician’s orthopedic practice involved in direct patient care.

Eligibility:

  • Institution's residency program must be for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
  • Institution's residency program director must be a certified athletic trainer AND, if applicable, must be credentialed in his/her state of practice.
  • A for-profit entity is not eligible unless affiliated with a nonprofit entity. DJO will make all grant payments to the nonprofit affiliate. As currently structured, the program does not include funding for individual residents seeking support for their training; these grants are available only to institutions that provide post-professional training.
  • The Residency Program Director must complete and sign the appropriate Conflict of Interest Disclosure included in this application.

Award Selection:

In the event that the number of eligible applicants exceed the amount of available funding, the eligible applicants will be selected through a randomized process.

Deadline for Application:

February 12, 2016. This is the DUE DATE not the postmark date.

Funding Period:

Two (2) academic years beginning August 2016 (expiring July 2018).

Available Grants:

Grants of up to $25,000 may be awarded. Grant amount will be determined by available funding. The grant is intended to partially cover the stipend for the resident and related direct costs. Grant funds may not be used for indirect costs.

Notification of Award:

  • DJO will notify each applicant, whether or not they were granted an award, via an email to the Residency Program Director, no later than April 4, 2016. All notification emails will be sent to the address listed in item 4b of the application.
  • Please do not contact DJO prior to April 4, 2016 for the status of your application. Please check junk and spam folders before you contact DJO.

Publication:

  • DJO encourages free publication of research findings by residents but requires that the following acknowledgement be used as a footnote on the first page of the text: AIDED BY A GRANT FROM DJO GLOBAL, INC.
  • Also, when a resident presents a paper at a professional scientific meeting, the above credit line must be included.
     

II Application Completion And Submission Instructions

Detailed completion and submission instructions are provided within the Cross Fellowship application form.

III    Fiscal Policies

  • Residency grants must be used in the year for which they are awarded. Example: $25,000 may be granted for the 2016-2017 academic year and $25,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The $25,000 awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year MUST be used in the 2016-2017 academic year; funds are NOT eligible for roll-over to the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Provided that all contractual requirements are met, grant payments will be issued in eight (8) equally divided installments in accordance with the following payment schedule:
    Installment No. Payment Date
    1 August 2016
    2 November 2016
    3 February 2017
    4 July 2017
    5 September 2017
    6 November 2017
    7 February 2018
    8 July 2019
  • Funding for an Award by DJO cannot be duplicated by any other outside funding source. If the institution receives funding from another source for an athletic training residency program supported by a DJO Cross Fellowship Award in excess of the resident's direct costs, the Residency Program Director must notify DJO immediately and return the excess funding to DJO or the other funding organization. Notification of excess amount refunded and to whom the refund was sent must promptly be sent to CrossFellowship[at]DJOGlobal[dot]com.
  • At the end of each academic year any unexpended balance of $100 or more must be refunded to DJO within sixty (60) days  at the end of the academic year. Funds intended for the 2016-2017 academic year may not be used for expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year. All expenses and grant fund "true-ups" must be completed each academic year.
  • Separate accounts must be maintained for each residency grant. These accounts, with substantiating invoices and payrolls, must be available at all time to representatives of DJO.
  • Grantee may terminate a grant prior to the normal expiration date by notifying DJO in writing and stating the reasons for termination. Unexpended funds must be returned to DJO within sixty (60) days. DJO reserves the right to terminate grants at any time upon written notice.
  • Each institution granted a Cross Fellowship Award will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of the award and confirms the payment schedule. DJO reserves the right to deny additional residency grants and/or payments of awards already granted to any institution where after proper notification, the institution fails to comply with its contractual obligations.

Physician Fellowship Program Information

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Cross Fellowship Award application forms for the 2016-17 and 2017-18  funding cycle will be posted on January 8th, 2016.  Applications for the new funding cycle will be accepted through February 12, 2016. Awardees will be notified no later than April 4, 2016.

Applications must be received by DJO by February 12, 2016 (no exceptions will be granted).

Notifications of award will be made no later than April 4, 2016. Please do not contact DJO prior to this date for the status of your application. Please check junk/spam email folders prior to contacting DJO.

Any submission that fails to meet the application requirements may be disqualified. It is the submitter's sole responsibility to ensure the application is complete. Due to time constraints and application volume, DJO will be unable to notify the submitter of missing documentation that may lead to disqualification.

Program Contact Information

DJO Professional Relations Committee
1430 Decision Street
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: 760.597.3925
Email

The completion or submission of an application in no way guarantees funding.

I Cross Fellowship Award Policies

Objective:

The objective of the DJO Cross Fellowship Award is to fund post-graduate U.S. clinical fellowships in orthopedics. Fellowship support is offered for orthopedic training in the practice categories of Sports Medicine, and Shoulder and Elbow. Applications are limited to one fellowship grant per practice category per application period.

Eligibility:

  • Institution’s fellowship program must be in the areas of Sports Medicine or Shoulder and Elbow.
  • SPORTS MEDICINE fellowship programs MUST be ACGME accredited to be eligible for funding.
  • SHOULDER AND ELBOW fellowship programs are NOT required to be ACGME accredited to be eligible for funding.
  • Sports Medicine fellowship programs must have a minimum of three (3) U.S. clinical fellowship positions in each of the funding years.
  • Shoulder and Elbow fellowship programs must have a minimum of two (2) U.S. clinical fellowship positions in each of the funding years.
  • Institution's fellowship program must participate in AOSSM's Sports Medicine or ASES' Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Match program (as applicable).
  • Any academic institution or group practice with an established orthopaedic program that qualifies as a nonprofit, charitable entity may apply. A for-profit entity is not eligible unless affiliated with a nonprofit entity. DJO will make all grant payments to the nonprofit affiliate. As currently structured, the program does not include funding for individual fellows seeking support for their training; these grants are available only to institutions that provide fellowship training.
  • A fellowship program must have been established for a minimum of one (1) year to be eligible to apply for the Cross Fellowship Award; at least one fellow must have completed the fellowship training program. A new program may apply in their second year for a grant in the third year of their program. The three (3) U.S. clinical fellow minimum requirement for Sports Medicine and two (2) U.S. clinical fellow minimum requirement for Shoulder and Elbow shall apply for funding year(s) only; the program need not have the fellows minimum requirement in previous years.
  • Institutions may apply for one fellowship grant per category only per application period. For example one application may be submitted for Sports Medicine and a separate application may be submitted for Shoulder and Elbow.
  • The Fellowship Program Director or Department Chair must complete and sign the appropriate Conflict of Interest disclosure included in this application.

Award Selection:

In the event that the number of eligible applicants exceed the amount of available funding, the eligible applications will be selected though a randomized process. Organizations may receive more than one fellowship grant based on the outcome of the random selection process. However, organizations are limited to one Cross Fellowship Award per category per application period.

Deadline for Application:

February 12, 2016. This is the DUE DATE not the postmark date.

Funding Period:

Two (2) academic years beginning August 2016 (expiring July 2018).

Available Grants:

Fellowship grants of up to $25,000 may be awarded. Grant amount will be determined by available funding. The grant is intended to partially cover the stipend for the fellow and related direct costs. Fellowship grant funds may not be used for indirect costs.

II  Application Completion And Submission Instructions

Detailed completion and submission instructions are provided within the Cross Fellowship Application Form.

Notification of Award:

DJO will notify each applicant, whether or not they were granted an Award, via an email to the Fellowship Director no later than April 4, 2016. All notification emails will be sent to the address listed in item 6b of the application. Please check junk/spam folders prior to contacting DJO.

Publication:

  • DJO encourages free publication of research findings by fellows but requires that the following acknowledgement be used as a footnote on the first page of the text: AIDED BY A GRANT FROM DJO GLOBAL, INC.
  • Also, when a fellow presents a paper at a professional scientific meeting, the above credit line must be included.

III Fiscal Policies And Reports

  • Fellowship grants must be used in the year for which they are awarded. Example: $25,000 may be granted for 2016-2017 academic year and $25,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The $25,000 awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year MUST be used in the 2016-2017 academic year; funds are NOT eligible for roll-over to the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Provided that all contractual requirement are met, grant payments will be issued in eight (8) equally divided installments in accordance with the following payment schedule:
    Installment No. Payment Date
    1 August 2016
    2 November 2016
    3 February 2017
    4 July 2017
    5 September 2017
    6 November 2017
    7 February 2018
    8 July 2018
  • Funding for an Award by DJO cannot be duplicated by any other outside funding source. If the institution receives duplicate funding from another source for a fellowship supported by a DJO Cross Fellowship Award in excess of the fellow's direct costs, the Fellowship Program Director must notify DJO immediately and return the excess funding to DJO or the other funding institution. Notification of excess and amount refunded and to whom the refund was sent must promptly be sent to CrossFellowship[at]DJOGlobal[dot]com.
  • At the end of each academic year any unexpended balance of $100 or more must be refunded to DJO within sixty (60) days of the end of the academic year. Please note funds intended for the 2016-2017 academic year may not be used for expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year. All expenses and grant fund "true-ups" must be completed at the conclusion of each academic year.
  • Separate accounts must be maintained for each fellowship grant. These accounts, with substantiating invoices and payrolls, must be available at all times to representatives of DJO.
  • Grantee may terminate a grant prior to normal expiration date by notifying DJO in writing and stating the reasons for termination. Unexpended funds must be returned to DJO within sixty (60) days, together with a final report of expenditures. DJO reserves the right to terminate grants at any time upon written notice.
  • Each institution granted a Cross Fellowship Award will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of the award and confirms the payment schedule. DJO reserves the right to deny additional residency grants and/or payments of awards already granted to any institution where after proper notification, the institution fails to comply with its contractual obligations.