Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: Multiple RFPs

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to several of its grant programs. The award amounts vary based on program. The LOI deadline is July 14, 2017 by 10:59pm CDT.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified two private funding opportunities:

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: Multiple RFPs
http://www.oref.org

  • New Investigator Grant
    Award amount up to $50,000 for one (1) year
    The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support investigator-initiated research to advance the scientific training of new orthopaedic surgeons by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects. Applicant must be an orthopaedic surgeon in an approved orthopaedic residency or fellowship program in the United States or Canada, or having completed formal training within the last four (4) years and working at an institution in the U.S. or Canada. 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 the area of research. OREF requires an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the role of principal investigator (PI). The PI must be in an approved orthopaedic residency or fellowship program or must have completed formal training within the last four (4) years. The PI must be working at an institution in the U.S. or Canada. 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, and NSF, etc.) in the role of PI. An orthopaedic resident or fellow cannot apply without documentation that he/she will be starting a staff/faculty appointment at the time the grant commences (a letter from the chair of the new department must be included). 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. Overhead is not allowed. 

    LOI Deadline: July 14, 2017 by 10:59pm CDT. Invited full proposals due September 15, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.oref.org/grants-and-awards/grant-programs/general-grants
  •  Prospective Clinical Research Grant
    Award amount up to $50,000 per year for up to three (3) years
    The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support solicits investigator-initiated clinical research proposals by investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training.  The objective of this grant is to stimulate clinical research and provide funding for promising prospective studies of a high clinical importance in orthopaedic surgery.           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 the area of research. Multidisciplinary research activity is strongly 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 PhD may serve as the principal investigator (PI) and must hold a faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department at an institution in the U.S.  A letter from the department chair confirming the appointment is 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, and NSF, etc.) in the role of 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. Overhead is not allowed.

    LOI Deadline: July 14, 2017 by 10:59pm CDT. Invited full proposals due September 15, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.oref.org/grants-and-awards/grant-programs/general-grants.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance to UNC personnel in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.2867.