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Grants and Awards

Investigator-Initiated Grants

To access a schedule of all funding opportunities, please click here.  Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.
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  • 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 closely 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 an August/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.
    September 4, 2018
    Sep 4, 2018, 10:59 PM
  • 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 the Research Grants Committee. If your LOI is selected to advance, you will be invited to complete a full proposal.
    • 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.

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click the link above.
    Jul 14, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • New Investigator Grant

    $50,000 grant
    • Advances the scientific training of the next orthopaedic physician-scientists 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 the Research Grants Commitee. If your LOI is selected to advance, you will be invited to complete a full proposal. 
    • 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

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here.  Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click the link above.
    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. 
    • 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.

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.
    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click the link above.
    Jul 14, 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

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.
    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click the link above.
    Sep 15, 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 research.
    • 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)

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.
    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click the link above.
    Sep 15, 2017, 10:59 PM

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