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Research-Specific Grants

Most OREF grants will open in early June
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  • OREF Soft Tissue Repair and Regeneration Sports Medicine Grant In Honor of Russell F. Warren, MD [In collaboration with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)]

    $150,000 to $225,000 ($75,000 per year)
    Investigators are invited to apply in one of two available categories:
    • $225,000 Career Development Grant (disbursed over a three year period)
    • $150,000 Career Development Grant (disbursed over a two year period)

    This funding opportunity solicits investigator-initiated multidisciplinary research proposals focused on the development of new cell and tissue-based strategies to prevent, repair, regenerate, or replace injured musculoskeletal tissues.

    • Domestic, Canadian, non-profit, public and private institutions
    • OREF requires an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the role of PI or co-PI collaborating with a PhD
    • A PhD may serve as the principal investigator (PI) if an orthopaedic surgeon serves as co-PI
    • OREF thanks everyone who contributed to the Warren Mentor Campaign for making this grant possible.
    Application period is closed.
    Apr 25, 2016, 12:00 AM
  • OREF Prevention of Musculoskeletal Youth Sports Injuries Grant

    $100,000 to $150,000 /$50,000 per year
    • Grant period: 2-3 years (commencing August 1, 2016)
    • OREF offers grants for a new investigator conducting clinical/and or social research in the prevention of musculoskeletal youth sports injuries.
    • Encourages promising research that will yield clinical outcomes for patients
    • PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon
    • PhDs, DVMs and DOs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and working with an orthopaedic surgeon, but must have a primary academic appointment in an orthopaedic department
    • OREF thanks everyone who contributed to the Andrews Mentor Campaign for making this grant possible.
    The application period is now closed.
    Feb 16, 2016, 12:00 AM
  • MSTS Clinical Research Grant in Orthopaedic Oncology

    $98,000 grant (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.
    Application period is closed.
    Jan 15, 2016, 12:00 AM
  • 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.
    Application period is closed.
    Sep 2, 2015, 05:00 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.
    Application period is closed.
    Sep 2, 2015, 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.
    Application period is closed.
    Sep 2, 2015, 12:00 AM