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The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Replacement Clinical Research Grant

$90,000 over a 2-year period ($45,000 per year)
  •  This initiative addresses the need to support and facilitate cutting edge research that can be completed within a limited timeframe and budget.
  • Competitve proposals should focus on robotic-assisted surgery for primary total hip arthroplasty
  • The submission of well-crafted clinical studies that seek to quantify robotic-assisted patient outcomes in hip arthroplasty are strongly encouraged.
  • New investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply
  • Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.
  • 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.
  • Maximum funding will be a total of $90,000 over a two-year grant period.
  • 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 they 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.
  • 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." 
The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
Jul 2, 2018, 09:59 PM

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