OREF Total Joint Replacement Grant in Honor of Dr. Jorge O. Galante, MD

Funding Agency:
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • OREF encourages investigator-initiated research proposals focused on total joint replacement. Areas of research focus may include: New surgical techniques, devices, joint implant designs, joint implant materials, or the biology of disease and repair.
  • OREF strongly encourages the submission of well-crafted basic, translational and clinical studies. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.
  • All proposed projects should 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.

Deadline for Letters of Intent: April 12, 2019


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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.
  • The principal investigator (PI) must be an orthopaedic surgeon or a full-time researcher (e.g., PhD, DVM, DO).  The orthopaedic surgeon must be licensed to practice and work in an institution in the United States.
  • A PhD serving as PI or co-PI must hold a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department. A letter from the department chair confirming this appointment is required and must be uploaded in the appendix section.
  • 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.
  • Applicants are limited to one submission as PI or co-PI to OREF per cycle regardless of the 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

$300,000 over a three-year grant period

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 12, 2019