Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

OREF Total Joint Replacement Research Grant in Memory of Jorge O. Galante, MD

  • 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: June 8, 2021


Eligibility Requirements
  • Domestic, non-profit, public, and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges.
  • Multidisciplinary research activity is always encouraged. 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 working 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.
  • 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.
Amount Description

$300,000 over a three-year grant period