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Funding OpportunityEligibilityAward Amount and DurationLOI DueFull application Due
OREF Career Development Grant in OrthopaedicsEligibility
A. 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. This letter should be uploaded in the back of the research plan.
B. 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.
C. 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.
D. 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.
total of $300,000 over a three-year grant period, conditional upon periodic progress reports and annual review.07/28/2022August 15, 2022
OREF New Investigator Grant in OrthopaedicsThis Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits investigator-initiated research proposals to advance the scientific training of new orthopaedic surgeons by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects.Maximum funding will be a total of $50,000 over a one-year grant period.07/28/2022August 15, 2022
OREF Prospective Clinical Research Grant in OrthopaedicsThis Funding Opportunity Announcement 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.Maximum funding will be a total of $150,000 over a three-year grant period, conditional upon periodic progress reports and annual review07/28/2022August 15, 2022
Searle Scholars Program 2023The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.
Applicants for the 2023 competition (awards which will be activated on July 1, 2023) are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components.
Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports.07/31/2022August 15, 2022
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Catalyst Award for Transformation in Graduate Medical EducationThe Catalyst Award for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education (GME) is intended to support interventions in the clinical learning environment that enhance graduate medical education and improve the experience of learners. Successful proposals will describe, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies to equip learners with the tools, skills, and strategies to flourish in the clinical learning environment.
Examples of projects could include:
Evolving strategies for managing racist and/or abusive patients
Piloting systems approaches for enhancing equitable assessments of learners
Identifying solutions to alleviate moral distress among residents and fellows
Addressing and mitigating social determinants of success in medical education through holistic retention strategies
Supporting psychological safety in diverse, interprofessional teams
$50,000 over a one-year period08/12/2022September 15, 2022
Sloan Research FellowshipsThe Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to early career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Eligibility requirements:
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, physics, or a related field. Candidates must be members of the faculty of a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada.
Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 15, 2022.
Candidate’s faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation.

$75,000, 2 years08/25/2022September 15, 2022