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  • OREF Perioperative Surgical and Medical Home Patient Safety Research Grant

    $135,000 over a two year grant period
    • OREF), in partnership with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Cigna Foundation, encourages proposals in support of high quality research that addresses the perioperative surgical and medical home as they relate to patient safety in orthopaedics.
    • Well-crafted translational and clinical studies that address a culture of safety, team communication, effective communication with patients, appropriateness of tests and treatments, decreased surgeon-to-surgeon variation and other areas of focus are strongly encouraged.
    • Multidisciplinary research activity is encouraged, and OREF requires an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the role of PI or co-PI collaborating with an Anesthesiologist in order to foster the application of a full range of expertise, approaches, technologies and creativity. The Anesthesiologist may serve as the principal investigator (PI) if an orthopaedic surgeon serves as the Co-PI.
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in the United States and working in an institution in the U.S. The Orthopaedic Surgeon 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.
    • The Anesthesiologist must be an early stage investigator. An early stage investigator has completed his/her training within 10 years of medical residency and has not received an NIH R01 grant or secured independent funding from other large scale funders in the role of PI (e.g. DOD, NSF, VA, AHRQ, etc).
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities and colleges.

    Apply on Proposal Central

    March 14, 2017
    Mar 14, 2017, 12:00 AM
  • 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

    March 30, 2017
    Mar 30, 2017, 09:59 PM
  • OREF/Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Clinical Research Grant in Orthopaedic Oncology

    $100,250 grant ($50,125 per year, directed program)
    • OREF in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) offers grants to clinician researchers focused on oncology (cancer).
    • Encourages promising research that will yield clinical outcomes for patients.
    • MSTS clinical research priorities focus on randomized trials.
    • 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.
    • PI or Co-PI must be an MSTS member in good standing.
    The application period is closed.
    Jan 15, 2016, 12:00 AM
  • 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.
    The application period is closed.
    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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