Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: OREF Career Development Grant

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training. Multidisciplinary research proposals are encouraged. Award amount up to $225,000 over three (3) years. The LOI deadline is July 14, 2017.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: OREF Career Development Grant
http://www.oref.org

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training. Multidisciplinary research proposals are encouraged. 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. It is important that the research topic clearly contain relevance to orthopaedic practice. 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. 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.

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