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Investigator-Initiated Grants for Orthopaedic Research

Please NOTE: Grant programs for 2020 funding will be offered in one of three cycles with RFAs going live in September 2019, November 2019 or May 2020.

To view a schedule of current funding opportunities, please click here.  Please note that dates are subject to change. To be notified of all grant opportunities as their application period opens, sign up for email.

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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.
    • Both laboratory and clinical projects (e.g. outcome studies) are suitable, but in either case clinical relevance must be explicitly and clearly described.
    • The resident will learn to write a competitive research proposal and will develop a relationship with a mentor who has research experience and mentored others.
    • Domestic non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities and colleges.
    • The applicant (PI) must be an orthopaedic surgery resident in an ACGME-Accredited orthopaedic program in the United States.
    • Resident Research Project grants now have 3 deadlines per year. Please choose the deadline that most closely aligns with your research rotation. Residents will be allowed to submit one application per year.
    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.

    Apply on Proposal Central
    December 13, 2019
    Dec 13, 2019, 10:59 PM
  • New Investigator Grant

    $50,000 grant
    • Advances the scientific training of the next generation of orthopaedic physician-scientists 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.
    • 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." 
    • Residents
    • Fellows
    • Orthopaedic surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years
    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here.  Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.

    The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
    Oct 11, 2018, 10:59 PM
  • 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.
    • 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 set up 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." 
    • 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.

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.

     
    The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
    Oct 11, 2018, 10:59 PM
  • 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 track the outcomes of a group over that time) in the areas of high clinical importance in orthopaedic surgery.
    • 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 set up 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." 
    • 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.
    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.

     
    The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
    Oct 11, 2018, 10:59 PM
  • OREF Mentored Clinician-Scientist Grant

    $20,000
    • Promotes the development of new clinician scientists who have demonstrated success as both a clinician and a researcher.
    • Allows investigators to spend dedicated time in research for a period of up to five years to develop a long and productive career in academic surgery.
    • Supplements the salary of an orthopaedic researcher that has secured an NIH K08 or K23 award from the NIH (or equivalent mentored research funding).
    • 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.
    • Orthopaedic surgeons licensed to practice and working at an institution in the United States.
    • Applicants who have demonstrated success in research by receiving extramural research funding under one or more K08 or K23 awards from the National Institutes of Health or an equivalent funding source.

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.

     

    The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
    Mar 8, 2019, 10:59 PM
  • Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant

    up to $20,000
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Applications may be submitted by domestic non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.
    • The resident applicant (PI) must be an orthopaedic surgery resident or fellow in an approved orthopaedic program in the United States, who intends to pursue a career with research as a major component.
    • The resident is required to have a minimum of three (3) months dedicated research time, with six (6) months dedicated research time preferred, within the one (1) year grant period.  The resident’s time commitment must be consistent with the resident’s role on the project and must be justified.
    • The applicant must have a senior mentor who has sufficient funds, either intramural or extramural, to support the project.

    To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click here. Please note that dates are subject to change and the website will be updated accordingly.

     

    The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
    Mar 8, 2019, 10:59 PM

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