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  • OREF Total Ankle Replacement Research Grant

    $72,000 over a 2-year period ($36,000 per year)
    • This initiative addresses the need to support and facilitate cutting edge research that can be completed within a limited time frame and budget.
    • Competitive proposals should focus on total ankle replacement.
    • The submission of well-crafted clinical and translational studies are strongly encouraged.
    • New investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply

    • .Examples areas of investigation can include:

      • Revision TAR-– Revision of failed primary ankle arthroplasty or arthrodesis into TAR
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Foot and Ankle
      • Total Ankle Replacement-Patient Specific Instrumentation
       
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design..
    • All proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application
    • It is expected that upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.
    • Maximum funding will be a total of $72,000 over a two-year grant period
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. 
    • Multidisciplinary research activity is always encouraged.  PhDs and DVMs may serve as the principal investigator (PI) if they have a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department.  A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required. The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in the United States.
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how the time will be spent
    • 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.
    • Applicants are limited to one submission to OREF per cycle regardless of category. The same project may not be submitted in multiple categories, even if the PI is different. The principal investigator may receive only one OREF grant of each type during his/her lifetime.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). To access the LOI submission instructions, click the button below and log in to proposalCENTRAL. If you do not have pC login credentials, click on the create an account link to setup your credentials. Next, click the Apply Now button (top-right) for the grant you wish to submit. The full RFA and LOI instructions can be found as downloadable documents in step 2, "download templates and instructions." 
    • 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. LOIs are due July 2 , 2018 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
     

    Submit LOI on proposal Central

    LOIs are due July 2, 2018
    Jul 2, 2018, 09:59 PM
  • The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Replacement Clinical Research Grant

    $90,000 over a 2-year period ($45,000 per year)
    •  This initiative addresses the need to support and facilitate cutting edge research that can be completed within a limited timeframe and budget.
    • Competitve proposals should focus on robotic-assisted surgery for primary total hip arthroplasty
    • The submission of well-crafted clinical studies that seek to quantify robotic-assisted patient outcomes in hip arthroplasty are strongly encouraged.
    • New investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.
    • All proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application.
    • It is expected that upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.
    • Maximum funding will be a total of $90,000 over a two-year grant period.
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. 
    • Multidisciplinary research activity is always encouraged.  PhDs and DVMs may serve as the principal investigator (PI) if they have a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department.  A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required. The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in the United States
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how the time will be spent.
    • 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.
    • Applicants are limited to one submission to OREF per cycle regardless of category. The same project may not be submitted in multiple categories, even if the PI is different. The principal investigator may receive only one OREF grant of each type during his/her lifetime.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). To access the LOI submission instructions, click the button below and log in to proposalCENTRAL. If you do not have pC login credentials, click on the create an account link to setup your credentials. Next, click the Apply Now button (top-right) for the grant you wish to submit. The full RFA and LOI instructions can be found as downloadable documents in step 2, "download templates and instructions." 
    • 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. LOIs are due July 2 , 2018 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
     

    Submit LOI on proposal Central

    LOIs are due July 2, 2018
    Jul 2, 2018, 09:59 PM
  • The OREF Impact of Regulatory Policies on the Patient-Physician Relationship Research Grant in Honor of Sigvard Hansen, MD

    $75,000
    • This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits investigator-initiated research proposals to explore the impact of regulatory practices on the patient-physician relationship. The proposal should examine how and to what extent the burden of additional required documentation impacts the amount and quality of time a physician has available to focus on direct patient care.
    • Examples of areas of investigation can include:
      • Clarifying impact of the EMR “copy and pasting” practice on the utility of the EMR for clinical decisionmaking
      • Documenting the impact of examination room computer documentation on physician-patient communication
      • Assessing the impact of medical “ scribes” on physician-patient communication
      • Examining the impact of EMR documentation on the process of shared decision making
      • Detailing potential EMR practice changes to enhance the utility of the EMR for clinical research
      • The impact of the EMR on physician well-being, burn out/ attrition, and job satisfaction.
      • The impact of other bureaucratic, administrative and regulatory mandates on the physician patient relationship and/or physician well-being and job satisfaction
    • Submitted proposals should seek to gain a better understanding of whether regulatory policies such as those related to documenting patient encounters in an electronic medical record (EMR) system enhances or erodes the doctor patient relationship, patient satisfaction and patient safety.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.
    • All proposed projects are expected generate results that have practical application.
    • It is expected that upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.
    • Maximum funding will be a total of $75,000 over a one-year grant period, continued funding conditional upon periodic financial reports.

    • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. 
    • Multidisciplinary research activity is always encouraged.  PhDs may serve as the principal investigator (PI) if they have a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department.  A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required. The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in the United States.
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how the time will be spent.
    • 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.
    • Applicants are limited to one submission to OREF per cycle regardless of category. The same project may not be submitted in multiple categories, even if the PI is different. The principal investigator may receive only one OREF grant of each type during his/her lifetime.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). To access the LOI submission instructions, click the button below and log in to proposalCENTRAL. If you do not have pC login credentials, click on the create an account link to setup your credentials. Next, click the Apply Now button (top-right) for the grant you wish to submit. The full RFA and LOI instructions can be found as downloadable documents in step 2, "download templates and instructions." 
    • 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. LOIs are due July 2 , 2018 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
     

    Submit LOI on proposal Central

    LOI Deadline is July 2, 2018
    Jul 2, 2018, 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.
    • 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
    • PI/Co-PI must be an ASES member.

    Apply on Proposal Central

    September 3, 2018
    Sep 3, 2018, 10:59 PM
  • The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, in Honor of the Knee Society, Funding made possible by Dr. Peter Walker, PhD, Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis Research Grant

    $50,000 over a one-year grant period
    •  This initiative addresses the need to support and facilitate research that can be completed within a limited time frame and budget.
    • Competitive proposals should aim to help us to better understand how to prevent and treat knee osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of disability in adults.
    • Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience in their fields.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims. The title and the study design must be obvious.
    • Proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application.
    • All proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application
    • It is expected that upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. 
    • Multidisciplinary research activity is always encouraged.  PhDs and DVMs may serve as the principal investigator (PI) if S/he have a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department.  A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required. The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in the United States. 
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how the time will be spent
    • 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.
    • Applicants are limited to one submission to OREF per cycle regardless of category. The same project may not be submitted in multiple categories, even if the PI is different. The principal investigator may receive only one OREF grant of each type during his/her lifetime.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). To access the LOI submission instructions, click the button below and log in to proposalCENTRAL. If you do not have pC login credentials, click on the create an account link to setup your credentials. Next, click the Apply Now button (top-right) for the grant you wish to submit. The full RFA and LOI instructions can be found as downloadable documents in step 2, "download templates and instructions." 
    • 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. LOIs are due July 2 , 2018 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
     

    Submit LOI on proposal Central

    LOIs are due July 2, 2018
    Jul 2, 2018, 09:59 PM
  • The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Prevention Of Musculoskeletal Youth Sports Injuries Research Grant in Honor of James R. Andrews, MD

    $100,000 to $150,000 /$50,000 per year
    • Grant period: 2-3 years (commencing January 2019)
    • The objective of this grant is to provide startup funding or seed money for a new investigator conducting clinical/and or social research in the prevention of musculoskeletal youth sports injuries.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.
    • All proposed projects are expected generate results that have practical application.
    • OREF will fund only one Prevention of Musculoskeletal Youth Sports Injuries Grant per institution per year.
    • Please note: Although the potential for concussions and their harmful impact on young athletes is a major issue for the field of pediatrics and sports medicine, this topic is not within the scope of this grant program.  Accordingly, no proposed projects regarding youth concussions will be considered.
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how the time will be spent.

    • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. 
    • Multidisciplinary research activity is always encouraged.  PhDs and DVMs may serve as the principal investigator (PI) if they have a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department.  A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required. The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in the United States.
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how the time will be spent.
    • 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.
    • Applicants are limited to one submission to OREF per cycle regardless of category. The same project may not be submitted in multiple categories, even if the PI is different. The principal investigator may receive only one OREF grant of each type during his/her lifetime.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent—The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). To access the LOI submission instructions, click the button below and log in to proposalCENTRAL. If you do not have pC login credentials, click on the create an account link to setup your credentials. Next, click the Apply Now button (top-right) for the grant you wish to submit. The full RFA and LOI instructions can be found as downloadable documents in step 2, "download templates and instructions." 
    • 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. LOIs are due July 2 , 2018 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
     

    Submit LOI on proposal Central

    LOI Deadline is July 2, 2018
    Jul 2, 2018, 10:59 PM
  • OREF/ABOS Surgical Skills Simulation Training for Residents Research Grant

    $300,000 grant over a 2-3 year period
    • This funding opportunity seeks to advance simulation as a tool for skills training and determine whether it could be used for performance assessment of orthopaedic residents prior to qualifying for their certifying examinations throughout the country.
    • OREF and ABOS encourage a variety of simulation projects that impact orthopaedic practice with a focus on:
      • Basic Arthroscopic skills
      • Fluoroscopic skills
      • Fracture fixation skills
      • Three-dimensional visualization
      • Other skills basic to the practice of orthopaedic surgery will be considered as well.
    • NOTE: Letters of Intent – The first step in applying for this grant is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), following the instructions provided in the downloadable document in the “Programs (click for Guidelines)” column 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. LOIs are due March 28, 2018 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
    • 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 on the top right corner of the page.
    • Orthopaedic surgeons
    • Full-time researchers (PhD, DVM, DO) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research.

    Deadlines:
    Letter of Intent Due:  March 28, 2018
    Notification to Applicants:  April 27, 2018
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

    The deadline to submit an LOI has passed
    Mar 28, 2018, 10:59 PM
  • 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.
    • 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
    The application period is closed.
    Sep 15, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • 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)
    OREF thanks everyone who contributed to the Warren Mentor Campaign for making this grant possible.

    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.
    • Letters of Intent (LOI)—A letter of intent is required for the OREF Soft Tissue Repair and Regeneration Sports Medicine Grant. Letters of Intent are due November 13, 2017 and can be submitted via proposalCENTRAL. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time
    • To Access the LOI instructions, 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.
    • 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
    Deadline to submit LOI has passed
    Nov 13, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • OREF and TAF Innovative and Accelerated Protocols For Rehabilitation of Orthopedic Injuries Research Grant

    $50,000 over a one-year grant period
    • The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and The Aircast Foundation (TAF) solicit investigator-initiated research proposals focused on Innovative and accelerated protocols for rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries.
    • OREF strongly encourages the submission of well-crafted basic, translational and clinical studies.
    • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.All proposed projects are should generate results that have a practical application. It is expected that upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be well poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.
    • 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. LOIs are due November 13, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. CDT. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time
    • To Access the LOI instructions, 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.
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian, non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.
    • The principal investigator (PI) must be an orthopaedic surgeon or a full-time researcher (e.g., PhD, DVM, DO).  The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in and work in an institution in the the United States.
    • A PhD serving as PI or co-PI must hold a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department. A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required and must be uploaded in the appendix section.
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how time will be spent.
    • The PI 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, NSF) as a PI.
    • Applicants are limited to one submission as PI or co-PI to OREF per cycle regardless of the category. The same project may not be submitted in multiple categories, even if the PI is different. The principal investigator may receive only one OREF grant of each type during his/her lifetime.
    Deadline to submit LOI has passed
    Nov 13, 2017, 10:59 PM
  • OREF Total Joint Replacement Grant in Honor of Dr. Jorge O. Galante, MD

    $300,000 over a three-year grant period
    OREF thanks everyone who contributed to the Galante Mentor Campaign for making this grant possible.
    • OREF encourages investigator-initiated research proposals focused on total joint replacement. Areas of research focus may include: New surgical techniques, devices, joint implant designs, joint implant materials, or the biology of disease and repair.
    • OREF strongly encourages the submission of well-crafted basic, translational and clinical studies. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.
    • All proposed projects are should generate results that have a practical application. It is expected that upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be well poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.
    • 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. LOIs are due November 13, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. CDT. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time
    • To Access the LOI instructions, 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.  
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian, non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.
    • The principal investigator (PI) must be an orthopaedic surgeon or a full-time researcher (e.g., PhD, DVM, DO).  The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice in and work in an institution in the the United States.
    • A PhD serving as PI or co-PI must hold a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department. A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required and must be uploaded in the appendix section.
    • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how time will be spent.
    • The PI 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, NSF) as a PI.
    • Applicants are limited to one submission as PI or co-PI to OREF per cycle regardless of the category. The same project may not be submitted in multiple categories, even if the PI is different. The principal investigator may receive only one OREF grant of each type during his/her lifetime.
    Deadline to submit LOI has passed
    Nov 13, 2017, 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.
    • 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 and working with an orthopaedic surgeon.
    The application period is closed.
    Sep 13, 2016, 10:59 PM
  • 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.
    The application period is closed.
    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.
    The application period is closed.
    Mar 30, 2017, 09:59 PM
  • OREF Clinical Research Grant in Cellular Therapy in honor of James Urbaniak, MD in Collaboration with National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF)

    $800,000 over a three-year period

    OREF, in partnership with the National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF), encourages proposals in support of cutting edge research that focuses on adult stem cell (e.g., mesenchymal or adipose-derived) therapies.

    Highlighted areas of research focus include the following, although other areas of stem cell therapy may be considered:

    • Stem cell therapy approaches for treating musculoskeletal conditions including but not limited to bone, cartilage, intervertebral disc, tendon, ligament, meniscus, muscle, etc.
    • Tissue-specific or adult stem cell and related technology therapies (e.g., mesenchymal, adipose-derived, or muscle stem cells).
    • Advancing the development of tissue-engineering, regenerative medicine, cellular, or pharmacologic technologies that focus on stem cell therapies for late stage translational or early stage clinical studies.
    • Prospective, randomized, and controlled clinical trial to prove or disprove the efficacy of a stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal conditions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • If the PrinciaI Investigator (PI) is an orthopaedic surgeon, he/she must hold a primary appointment in an orthopaedic surgery department, work in an institution in the U.S. or Canada, and be licensed to practice in the United States. If the PI is a PhD or DVM, he/she must hold a primary or secondary appointment at an institution/orthopaedic department in the U.S. or Canada. A letter from the department chair confirming the appointment is also required.
    • If the PI is an orthopaedic surgeon, he or she must provide a statement on time to be allocated to research, indicating percent of time allocated to this project and how time will be spent.

    NOTE: 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.

    The deadline for submitting an LOI has passed. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Tuesday, June 5, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time

    The LOI deadline has passed.
    May 2, 2017, 04:59 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

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