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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.
 
The LOI deadline has passed. This grant will open again for application at a date to be determined.
Jul 2, 2018, 09:59 PM

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