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Grants and Awards

Grant Programs

Requests for Applications (RFAs) for OREF grant opportunities will be released following the schedule below. Please note that the schedule is subject to change due to availability of funds.

Grant programs for 2021 funding will be offered in two cycles with RFAs going live in November 2020 or May 2021.

A list of RFAs OREF expects to fund in 2021 is available below.

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Programs Opening 11/10/2020 
Grant
Program

Grant Amount
RFA Release Date
LOI Deadline
Application Deadline
OREF Etiology of Hip Osteoarthritis Grant in Honor of William H. Harris, MD $250,000
over 2 years 
11/10/2020  12/10/2020 2/21/2021
OREF Injectable Orthobiologics of Knee Osteoarthritis Grant in Collaboration with AAOS $50,000
11/10/2020 N/A  2/21/2021 
OREF Treatment of Osteoarthritis Research Grant funded by the Arthritis Foundation $50,000 11/10/2020 12/10/2020 2/21/2021
Resident Clinician Scientist Training $20,000  11/10/2020 N/A  2/21/2021
OREF/JRGOS Resident Research Project Grant
$5,000
11/10/2020 N/A
2/21/2021
Resident Research Project Grant Round 1
$5,000  11/10/2020
N/A 2/21/2021
2021 Funding Opportunities

Grant programs for 2021 funding will be offered in two cycles with RFAs going live in November 2020 or May 2021. The following grants are expected to open in one of these two cycles. Please note that this list is subject to change due to availability of funds.

Additional grants will be listed as RFA dates are confirmed. Bookmark this page or sign up for email updates to be notified as grants become available and deadlines approach. Please note: Any changes to RFA release dates will be reflected on this webpage.

Review Process
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. Applications undergo a rigorous review process where each application receives two reviews. Applications are matched to peer reviewers who are experts in the same field as the applicant.

Who can Apply?
OREF invites applications for funding for qualified, clinically relevant orthopaedic research projects.
For more information, please contact the Grants team at (847) 430-5109 or by email at grants@oref.org.

To learn more about specific grant opportunities, please select a category below.