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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/Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant

$50,000 grant (Directed program)
  • Encourages new investigators by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects that address issues related to the treatment of arthritis with an emphasis on arthroplasty. 
  • 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 should 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 the area of research.
  • Domestic, non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools universities, and colleges.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon principal investigator (PI) who is licensed to practice in and working in an institution in the United States. A PhD may serve as the PI but must hold a faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department at an institution in the United States. A letter from the department chair confirming the appointment is required. A DVM may serve as the PI, but must have a primary appointment in an orthopaedic department. Listing an orthopaedic surgeon as the co-principal investigator is required. A letter from the department chair confirming the appointment is also required.
  • 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) in the role of PI.
  • An orthopaedic resident cannot apply without documentation that he/she will be starting a staff/faulty appointment at the time the grant commences (a letter from the chair of the new department must be included).

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.
Dec 13, 2019, 10:59 PM

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