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  • HHMI-OREF Medical Research Fellow Grant

    $44,000 grant
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and OREF have partnered to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of physician-scientists, and veterinarian-scientists conducting orthopaedic medicine.
    • The program requires students to choose their own mentor; develop a basic, translational, or applied orthopaedic research project; and conduct full-time research for one full year.
    • Student in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school in the United States.
    • Student does not have to be a U.S. citizen, but has to be eligible to work with an appropriate visa.
    • Cannot be enrolled in a combined medical, dental, or veterinary/PhD program (or PhD or ScD program, or have a PhD or ScD in a laboratory-based biological science).

      Visit HHMI website to learn about the submission process.
    January 11, 2017
    Jan 11, 2017, 12:00 AM
  • 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.
    • Letters of Intent—OREF is requesting Letters of Intent for the Career Development, Prospective Clinical Research and New Investigator categories. Important: You will not be able to access the components of the application until your Letter of Intent has been submitted and approved by the OREF Grants Team. Submission deadline for Letters of Intent is August 15. Click here to learn more.
    • 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 application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 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).
    • Orthopaedic surgeon
    • Current NIH K-award recipient (or mentoring award from an equivalent funding source)

    The application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 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.
    • Letters of Intent—OREF is requesting Letters of Intent for the Career Development, Prospective Clinical Research and New Investigator categories. Important: You will not be able to access the components of the application until your Letter of Intent has been submitted and approved by the OREF Grants Team. Submission deadline for Letters of Intent is August 15.  Click here to learn more.
    • Residents
    • Fellows
    • Orthopaedic surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years

    The application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 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.
    • 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.

    The application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 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.
    • Letters of Intent—OREF is requesting Letters of Intent for the Career Development, Prospective Clinical Research and New Investigator categories. Important: You will not be able to access the components of the application until your Letter of Intent has been submitted and approved by the OREF Grants Team. Submission deadline for Letters of Intent is August 15. Click here to learn more.
    • 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 application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 09:59 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.
    • ** NEW **  Resident Research Project grants will now have 3 deadlines per grant cycle (year) beginning with the September deadline.  Please choose the deadline that most aligns with your research rotation. Residents will be allowed to submit one application per grant cycle (year).   Deadline is September 1, 2016 for a January 1, 2017 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.

     

    Application Available
     Application Submission Deadline
     Grant Start Date
     June 2016
     September 1, 2016
     January 1, 2017
     October 2016
     January 9, 2017
     May 1, 2017
     February 2017
     May 8, 2017
     September 1, 2017

    • Residents
    The first application period is closed. Applications for the January 2017 deadline will be available in October.
    Sep 1, 2016, 10:59 PM

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Submit a question here or email us at grants@oref.org.