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

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OREF Hip and Knee Research Grant

Up to $300,000 over 3 years ($100,000 per year)
  • The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Hip Society and the Knee Society announce the availability of a grant award to focusing on hip and knee care.
  • Investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in hip and knee research and excellence in their training are encouraged to apply.
  • The following research topics are invited although other topics will be considered:
    • Knee Arthroplasty does not always relieve pain
    • Coated Implants
    • Validation and Identification of Interventions and Risk Factors
    • Risk payment
  • Clinical relevance of all proposals 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 well poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance this area of research.
  • Applications may be submitted by domestic, non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon principal investigator (PI) must be licensed to practice in the United States and working in an institution in the U.S. or Canada. PhDs or DVMs working in or holding a primary appointment at an institution/orthopaedic department in the U.S. or Canada may serve as the PI.  A letter from the department chair confirming the appointment is also required.
  • The orthopaedic surgeon must provide a statement on time to be allocated to the project indicating percent of average time allocated and how time will be spent.
  • The PI 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, NSF) 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." 
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.
Jan 17, 2019, 10:59 PM

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