OREF and Orthopaedic Trauma Association Trauma Research Grant

Funding Agency:
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • OREF, in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), encourages investigator-initiated research proposals focusing on Orthopaedic Trauma. For a list of suggested trauma topics, please view the application on proposalCENTRAL
  • Highlighted areas of research focus include the following:
    • o Registries to identify variable in cost and outcomes after treatment of common fractures and to determine factors that re predictive of function and health-related quality of life. 
      o  Infection prevention after fracture fixation using local and systemic therapies (i.e. skin preparation agents, antibiotics and wound management modalities).
      o Multi-disciplinary team approach to improve outcomes in fracture care, including hip fractures and major extremity trauma

Letter of Intent Due:  January 17, 2019

From the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, "More than one PI at Duke is allowed to apply. The same project cannot be submitted by different PIs."

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applications may be submitted by domestic, non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon principal investigator (PI) must be licensed to practice in the United States and working in an institution in the U.S. or Canada. PhDs or DVMs working in or holding a primary appointment at an institution/orthopaedic department in the U.S. or Canada may serve as the PI.  A letter from the department chair confirming the appointment is also 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.
  • Either the PI or Co-PI must be a member in good standing of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA). 
  • 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.



Amount Description

Up to $200,000 over a two-year grant period ($100,00 per year)

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 17, 2019