OREF, in partnership with Stryker, is now accepting proposals for research focused on robotic-assisted surgery for primary total knee arthroplasty. Well-crafted clinical studies that seek to quantify robotic-assisted patient outcomes are strongly encouraged. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims, and be obvious from the title and study design.
Proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application. Upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be well poised to pursue National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), or equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance this area of research. Who Should Apply
The Principal Investigator must be a new investigator—an individual who has not received an R01 NIH grant or its equivalent (e.g., U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, DOD, National Science Foundation, etc.) as a PI. New investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the OREF/Stryker Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Prospective Clinical Research Grant
may be submitted by domestic or Canadian non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. The PI or co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon licensed to practice and working in an institution in the United States. PhDs or DVMs are eligible if working in or holding a primary or secondary appointment at an institution/orthopaedic department in the United States or Canada
How to Apply
Applicants must go to proposalCentral
to access and submit their application. For more information, visit www.oref.org
. Applications are due March 30, 2017.