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Research Grants


EFAS Research Foundation-Medartis Research Grant for Foot & Ankle Arthrodesis:

Dr. Martin Wiewiorski “Clinical and Radiographic Outcome after Original and Modified Lapidus Procedure for Hallux Valgus Deformity – Prospective Randomized Multicenter Study”

EFAS Research Foundation-Medartis Research Grant for any Foot & Ankle Disorders:

Dr. Joris Robberecht “Biomechanical testing the role of the medial ligaments and tibialis posterior in stabilising the medial longitudinal foot arch and comparing spring ligament complex reconstruction techniques with a dynamic gait simulator.”





EFAS Research Foundation in cooperation with MEDARTIS and the EFAS Research Committee offers surgeons the opportunity to apply for one of the EFAS Research Grants. These grants are given to the best research projects presented prior to the given deadline.

The grants will be remunerated according to the budget presented in the application form. Research projects can include basic science or prospective clinical research study in the area of Foot & Ankle Arthrodesis or any Foot & Ankle Disorders.

The research projects will be evaluated by members of the EFAS Research Committee. The following criteria and rules will be applied in consideration for selection:

• The applicant and/or the senior researcher must be a member of EFAS;
• The applicant must be the first author of the project;
• The research project must be original, it should not have been published or accepted for publication in any peer reviewed journal;
• The research project has to be approved by a Medical Ethical committee, if applicable;
• The authors must agree to report to the EFAS Research Committee at the end of the project or annually;
• If the project is not finalized within the proposed timeline or deemed by the review committee as not approached with the expected commitment, the authors will be requested to refund the grant to the EFAS Research Foundation
• The original outcomes of the research project will be published as abstract during the EFAS Annual Meeting and as full original publication in the journal of EFAS: Foot and Ankle Surgery; After that, the authors are allowed to present their abstracts in other conferences or publish a second original paper in any other scientific journal. Presentations and publications are required to carry the notice of: “This study was supported by EFAS Research Foundation-MEDARTIS Research Grant”.


This could be a fantastic opportunity to receive an extra help for you to support your next research project. The next call for EFAS Research Grants will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!