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OREF and The Aircast Foundation (TAF) Orthopaedic Research Grant

$100,000 ($50,000 per year)---2-year grant
  • The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Aircast Foundation (TAF) solicit investigator-initiated research proposals focusing on either pediatric or adult orthopaedic conditions with the goal of improving long-term outcomes and patient independence on more extensive surgical interventions or the reliance on pharmacological and other medical dependencies.

  • Highlighted areas of research focus include the following, although other topics will be considered:
    • Outcomes
    • Quality (QA)
    • Implementation
    • Etiology
  • New or established investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in this line of research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply.

  • An orthopaedic surgeon serving as the principal investigator (PI) must be licensed to practice in the United States and be working at an institution in the U.S.

  • PhDs or DVMs working in or holding a primary appointment at an institution/orthopaedic department in the U.S. may serve as the PI.

Letters of Intent (LOI) – 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 submit a full proposal. 
  • LOIs are due May 13, 2019 by 10:59 p.m. CDT through proposalCENTRAL.
  • Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified on Friday, June 14, 2019 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
To find out when this opportunity will be available, please click the link above.
May 13, 2019, 10:59 PM

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