OREF/ABOS Surgical Skills Simulation Training for Residents Research Grant

Funding Agency:
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) announce the availability of a grant award to advance simulation as a tool for skills training and determine whether it could be used for performance assessment of orthopaedic residents prior to qualifying for their certifying examinations throughout the country.

Projects that have or develop measurable outcomes, benchmarks for performance and proficiency levels will be preferred.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: Dec. 14, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applications may be submitted by domestic and Canadian, non-profit, public and private institutions of higher education, such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. 
  • Multidisciplinary research is always encouraged. The principal investigator (PI) must be an orthopaedic surgeon or a full-time researcher (e.g., PhD, DVM, DO) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience in the field.



Amount Description

$150,000 to $300,000 grant over a 2-3 year period

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 14, 2018