International Sports Medicine Fellows Conference Scholarship


ISAKOS is pleased to offer the opportunity to three international sports medicine fellows to attend the International Sports Medicine Fellows Conference. This annual course is held in February in Carlsbad, California, near San Diego. This scholarship is intended to promote better understanding and communication regarding injuries or conditions as related to sports medicine.

2020 Winners

Harry Krishnan, FRCS(Tr&Orth), MEd(ULT), MBBS, BSc(Hons) UNITED KINGDOM
Ignacio Garcia-Mansilla, MD ARGENTINA

Past Winners

2019 Winners

Jaime Palos MD, MMSc MEXICO
Weili Fu MD, PhD CHINA
Radoslaw Grabowski MD POLAND

2018 Winners

Umile Giuseppe Longo, MD, MSc, PhD ITALY
Kanto Nagai, MD, PhD JAPAN
Bujar Shabani, PhD ALBANIA

2017 Winners

Adam Kwapisz, MD, PhD POLAND
Herve Ouanezar, MD FRANCE
Kazunori Shimomura, MD, PhD JAPAN

2016 Winners

Ignacio Alonso Hidalgo, MD ARGENTINA
Manit Arora, BMedSc, MBBS, MSc, MS Ortho INDIA
Karolina Stepien, MD POLAND

Application Requirements

This opportunity will be available on a competitive basis to a fellow (must be younger than 40 years old), interested in the study and advancement of understanding of sports medicine. Applicants are required to submit two short essays (250 words or less), two letters of recommendation and their curriculum vitae. The first short essay must indicate their interest in the Sports Medicine and reasons for applying for the fellowship and the second short essay should indicate their academic goals and teaching opportunities. One letter of recommendation should come from the chair of your fellowship program. Please ensure submitted CVs include orthopaedic training, including fellowships, list of publications and awards.

Applications are now closed.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed and winners will be selected by representatives of the ISAKOS Education Committee. Preference will be given to those who have established an academic record of accomplishment.


Scholarships are awarded once a year, for the course occurring the following February. The 2020 International Sports Medicine Fellows Conference will be held on February 7-8, 2020. The three scholarship recipients will receive a grant of up to $2,000 each to support travel expenses including air fare and transportation. Waived registration fees for the International Sports Medicine Fellows Conference will also be provided.

These funds may only be applicable for travel related to the International Sports Medicine Fellows Conference, and may not be used for travel on alternate dates. Fellows must document their travels, write a report of the experience for publication in the ISAKOS Newsletter.