To residents who are interested in research. Grants will be considered for orthopaedic surgery residents in approved orthopaedic programs. The work should clearly be achievable by the resident as a free-standing project even when it is a part of a larger work. Both laboratory and clinical projects (e.g., outcome studies) are suitable, but in either case clinical relevance must be explicitly and clearly described. The resident will learn to write a competitive research proposal, and will develop a relationship with a mentor who has research experience and has mentored others. The resident may develop his own project, or work on an ongoing research project with a funded investigator.