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OREF Pediatric Research Grant in Honor of Jack C. Hughston, MD and James R. Andrews, MD

Up to $100,000 ($50,000 per year) – 2-year grant
  • The OREF solicits investigator-initiated research proposals focusing on orthopaedic pediatric research.

  • Highlighted areas of research focus include the following although other areas will be considered:
    • Surgical and/or nonsurgical management of pediatric trauma
    • Quality metrics
    • Outcomes
    • Etiology
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Disorders of the growing skeleton
  • 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. 
  • 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.
The next RFA date for this grant is TBD.
May 13, 2019, 10:59 PM

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