Applications Invited for Grants to be Awarded in 2014

OREF supports independent, peer-reviewed musculoskeletal research and education seeking clinically relevant advancements that orthopaedic surgeons can apply in daily practice to improve outcomes and help patients enjoy more of life. Research grant and award recipients are selected through OREF's independent, peer-review process, which is modeled on the process used by the National Institutes of Health. OREF invites applications for funding for qualified, clinically relevant orthopaedic research and education projects as grants and awards are funded.

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General Grants
General Grants
Description and Eligibility Requirements Who Applies
Deadline and Application

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.

 

  • 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.

Sept. 16, 2014

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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.
  • 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.

Sept. 16, 2014

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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 surgery.
  • Supplements the salary of an orthopaedic researcher that has secured an NIH K08 or K23 award (or equivalent mentored research funding).
  • Orthopaedic surgeon.
  • Current NIH K-award recipient (or mentoring award from an equivalent funding source).
 

Sept. 16, 2014

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New Investigator Grant

$50,000 grant

  • Advances the scientific training of the next orthopaedic surgeons 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.
 
  • Residents.
  • Fellows.
  • Orthopaedic surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years.
 

Sept. 16, 2014

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ORS/OREF Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant

$50,000 grant

  • ORS/OREF Postdoctoral Fellowship Award provides one year of support for individuals in a full-time postdoctoral training program.
  • Applications must be dedicated to an orthopaedic-related project and focused on development of a career in orthopaedic research. Applications from trainees who have established a working relationship with an academic orthopaedic or musculoskeletal research unit are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 95% time dedicated to proposed research.
  • PhD, MD, DVM or DO.
  • Applicant must be a full member of the ORS at the time of application submission.
  • Applicant must have a mentor/advisor that is a full member of ORS at the time of application submission.
 

Sept. 16, 2014

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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.
 
  • Residents.
  • Fellows.
 

Sept. 16, 2014

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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.

 

 
  • Residents.

Sept. 16, 2014

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HHMI-OREF Medical Research Fellow Grant

$43,000 grant

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and OREF have partnered to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of physician-scientists, and veterinarian-scientists conducting orthopaedic medicine.
  • The program requires students to choose their own mentor; develop a basic, translational, or applied orthopaedic research project; and conduct full-time research for one full year.
  • Student in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school in the United States.
  • Student does not have to be a U.S. citizen, but has to be eligible to work with an appropriate visa.
  • Cannot be enrolled in a combined medical, dental, or veterinary/PhD program (or PhD or ScD program, or have a PhD or ScD in a laboratory-based biological science).
Visit HHMI website to learn about the submssion process.
Research Specific Grants
Research Specific Grants Description of Grant Who Applies Deadline

MSTS Clinical Research Grant in Orthopaedic Oncology

$100,000 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.
Not being offered for 2014 Grant Cycle

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.

Sept. 16, 2014

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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.

Sept. 16, 2014

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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.

Sept. 16, 2014

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RJOS/OREF/DePuy Research Grant in Women's Musculoskeletal Health Grant

$21,500 grant

(Directed program)

  • OREF in partnership with the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society promotes opportunities for female orthopaedic surgeons to pursue research careers.
  • Focuses on research that will increase or enhance the knowledge of women’s musculoskeletal health issues as well as issues of gender and diversity in outcomes.
  • Research may be basic, translational, clinical and/or health services.
  • PI must be a female orthopaedic surgeon
  • PI must be an RJOS member

Not being offered for 2014 Grant Cycle