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  • OREF/Stryker Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Prospective Clinical Research Grant

    $90,000 over a two year grant period
    • OREF, in partnership with Stryker, encourages proposals in support of cutting edge research that focuses on robotic-assisted surgery for primary total knee arthroplasty.
    • Well-crafted clinical studies that seek to quantify robotic-assisted patient outcomes in knee arthroplasty are strongly encouraged.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.
    • Proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application.
    • The Principal Investigator must be a new investigator.  A new investigator is classified as an individual who has not received an R01 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant or its equivalent (e.g., VA, DOD, and NSF, etc.) as a PI.  New investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply.
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic or Canadian non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.    
    • PI or co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon licensed to practice in the United States and working in an institution in the U.S.
    • 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.

    Apply on Proposal Central

    February 2, 2017
    Feb 2, 2017, 09:59 PM
  • OREF & Orthopaedic Trauma Association Trauma Research Grant in collaboration with Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, DePuy Synthes, and Zimmer Biomet

    $289,000 over a two-year grant period
    •  OREF, in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), encourages investigator-initiated research proposals focusing on Orthopaedic Trauma. For a list of suggested trauma topics, please view the application on proposalCENTRAL.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims, and be obvious from the title and study design.
    • PI must be an Orthopaedic Surgeon licensed to practice in the United States and working at an institution in the United States or Canada.
    • PhDs or DVMs are eligible if working in or holding a primary appointment at an institution/orthopaedic department in the United States or Canada.

    Apply on Proposal Central

    December 15, 2016
    Dec 15, 2016, 12:00 AM
  • MTF Research Grant

    $98,000 grant ($49,000 per year) (Directed program)
    • OREF in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) offers seed money for new investigators conducting research on biologic skeletal reconstruction, including implants and stem cells.
    • Research may be basic or clinical.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and study design.
    • PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon. 
    • PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and Co-PI is an orthopaedic surgeon.

    The application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 10:59 PM
  • OREF/ASES/Rockwood Clinical Research Grant in Shoulder Care

    $50,000 grant (Directed program)
    • OREF in partnership with American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and Dr. Charles Rockwood encourages new investigators to conduct research in the area of shoulder care.
    • Focus is clinical research. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and study design.
    • PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon.
    • PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and Co-PI is an orthopaedic surgeon.
    • PI/Co-PI must be an ASES member.

    The application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 10:59 PM
  • OREF/Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant

    $50,000 grant (Directed program)
    • Encourages new investigators by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects that address issues related to the treatment of arthritis with an emphasis on arthroplasty. 
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims, and be obvious from the title and the study design.
    • PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon.
    • PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and working with an orthopaedic surgeon.

    The application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 10:59 PM

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