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  • Career Development Grant

    $225,000 grant ($75,000 per year)
    • Encourages investigators to commit to scientific research.
    • Research may be basic, translational, clinical and/or health services.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), following the instructions provided on ProposalCentral. All properly submitted LOIs will be reviewed by OREF. If your LOI is selected to advance, you will be invited to complete a full proposal. LOIs are due July 14, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
    • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don't already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the "Create an Account" link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.
    • Orthopaedic surgeon (MD, MBBS)
    • PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department. 
    • Resident/fellow can apply only if he/she is able to demonstrate will begin a staff position at the time the grant commences.

    The deadline for submitting an LOI has passed. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time

     
    The Letter of Intent deadline has passed.
    Jul 14, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • New Investigator Grant

    $50,000 grant
    • Advances the scientific training of the next orthopaedic surgeons by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and study design.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), following the instructions provided on ProposalCentral. All properly submitted LOIs will be reviewed by OREF. If your LOI is selected to advance, you will be invited to complete a full proposal. LOIs are due July 14, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
    • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don't already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the "Create an Account" link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.
    • Residents
    • Fellows
    • Orthopaedic surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years

    The deadline for submitting an LOI has passed. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time

    The Letter of Intent deadline has passed.
    Jul 14, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • Prospective Clinical Research Grant

    $150,000 grant ($50,000 per year)
    • Promotes clinical research and provides funding for promising prospective studies (studies that occur over the course of time and typically tracks the outcomes of a group over that time) in the areas of high clinical importance in orthopaedic surgery.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), following the instructions provided on ProposalCentral. All properly submitted LOIs will be reviewed by OREF. If your LOI is selected to advance, you will be invited to complete a full proposal. LOIs are due July 14, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
    • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don't already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the "Create an Account" link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.
    • PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon.
    • PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department.
    • Resident/fellow can apply only if he/she is able to demonstrate will begin a staff position at the time the grant commences.

    The deadline for submitting an LOI has passed. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time

    The Letter of Intent deadline has passed.
    Jul 14, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • OREF Mentored Clinician-Scientist Grant

    $20,000 grant
    • Promotes the development of new clinician scientists in training to have a long and productive career in academic surgery.
    • Supplements the salary of an orthopaedic researcher that has secured an NIH K08 or K23 award (or equivalent mentored research funding).
    • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don't already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the "Create an Account" link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.
    • Orthopaedic surgeon
    • Current NIH K-award recipient (or mentoring award from an equivalent funding source)

    Apply on Proposal Central

    September 15, 2017
    Sep 15, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • ORS/OREF Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant

    $50,000 grant
    • ORS/OREF Postdoctoral Fellowship Award provides one year of support for individuals in a full-time postdoctoral training program.
    • Applications must be dedicated to an orthopaedic-related project and focused on development of a career in orthopaedic research. Applications from trainees who have established a working relationship with an academic orthopaedic or musculoskeletal research unit are strongly encouraged. 
    • Applicants must have a minimum of 95% time dedicated to proposed research.
    • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don't already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the "Create an Account" link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.
    • PhD, MD, DVM or DO.
    • Applicant must be a full member of the ORS at the time of application submission. 
    • Applicant must have a mentor/advisor that is a full member of ORS at the time of application submission.
    Apply on Proposal Central
    September 15, 2017
    Sep 15, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant

    $20,000 grant
    • Prepares residents for a career with research as a major component.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aim and be obvious from the title and the study design.
    • Work should clearly be achievable by the resident as a free-standing project even when it is a part of a larger work, and it should potentially lead to publication with the resident as an author.
    • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don't already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the "Create an Account" link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.
    • Residents
    • Fellows
    Apply on Proposal Central
    September 15, 2017
    Sep 15, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • Resident Research Project Grant

    $5,000 grant
    • Provides funding to residents who are interested in research.
    • Covers research expenses, but not salary or travel.
    • Work should clearly be achievable by the resident as a free-standing project even when it is a part of a larger work.
    • It is expected that recipient will learn to write a competitive research proposal, and will develop a relationship with a mentor who has research experience and has mentored others.
    • Resident Research Project grants now have 3 deadlines per grant cycle (year).  Please choose the deadline that most aligns with your research rotation. Residents will be allowed to submit one application per grant cycle (year). Round 1 will have a September deadline with a January start date, Round 2 will have a January/February deadline with a May start and Round 3 will have a May/June deadline with a September start date.  Firm deadlines will be determined before posting of application materials.
    • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don't already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the "Create an Account" link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.
    Application Available
     Application Submission Deadline
     Grant Start Date
     June 2017
     September 15, 2017
     January 1, 2018
     October 2017
     January TBD, 2018
     May TBD, 2018

    September 15, 2017
    Sep 15, 2017, 10:59 PM

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