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Career Development Grant

Grants to USA Doctors and Researchers
for Career-Advancing Medical Research

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Foundation / Corporation

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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)

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Grants of $75,000 per year to USA doctors and medical researchers employed at nonprofit hospitals and medical schools for career-advancing research opportunities. An LOI is due by August 15. Orthopaedic surgeons, PhDs, DVMs will work as the principal investigator on basic, translational, clinical and health services research.

Clinical relevance of all proposals must be clearly noted in the abstract, and specific aims must be obvious from the title and 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 the area of research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160881

Estimated Size of Grant:

$225,000 ($75,000 per year)

Term of Contract:

Grants are for a three-year period ( study commencing July 1, 2017).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


- Applications may be submitted by domestic, nonprofit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.

- Multidisciplinary research activity is encouraged. An orthopaedic surgeon principal investigator (PI) must be licensed to practice in the U. S. and be working in an institution in the U.S. A Ph.D. may serve as the principal investigator (PI) and must hold a faculty appointment at an institution in the U.S. A letter from the department chair confirming the appointment is 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.

- Residents and fellows can apply if he/she is able to demonstrate that he/she will begin a staff position at the time the grant commences.

Pre-Application Information:

LOIs are due August 15, 2016, at 5:00 PM CST. The final application deadline is September 13, 2016.

More information about LOIs, applications and the review process may be found here:

The Foundation will notify each applicant in writing in February. This will allow the Grantee sufficient time to equip the lab and/or hire personnel for a July 1 start date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through Proposal Central:

Mary Marino, Grants Manager
(847) 430-5108

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 215
Rosemont, IL 60018-4975

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming