Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/25/2024

Research Grant Programs

As a nonprofit organization, MTF Biologics reinvests to positively affect lives across the globe. We offer research grants to fund novel research in the fields of allograft transplantation and allograft science which have a high likelihood of impact on scientific discipline and/or on patient care.

These grants are intended to provide support for research projects focused on novel uses of allografts or allograft-derived materials for biologic repair and reconstruction with a strong clinical translation component in the following areas: Orthopedics, Spine, Sports Medicine, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetics, Wound Care, Surgical Soft Tissue Repair and Reconstruction, or other novel allograft transplant technologies.

Proposed studies should focus on innovative translational and clinical research in the fields of tissue allograft transplantation and science, novel uses of allografts, combination with other biomaterials to enhance properties, and transformative regenerative medicine technologies relying on allograft tissues and matrices.


The Letter of Intent deadline is March 15, 2024.

Areas of Interest

MTF Biologics considers both clinical science and basic science proposals for funding in the following grant categories.

  • Clinical Research Grant: The objective of this grant is to investigate clinical outcomes and/or cost efficiencies to support allograft use in clinical practice with the potential to affect or benefit clinical decision-making. Types of studies that MTF Biologics is interested in funding include but are not limited to health economic studies, retrospective clinical studies, data mining or the creation of registry data. Funded clinical studies could be used as a basis for future, more robust grant submissions to other agencies.
  • Extramural Research Grant: The objective of this grant is to support translational research that will assist with moving discoveries to the clinic. Proposed studies should focus on novel research in the fields of allograft transplantation, and/or allograft science, novel uses of allografts, allograft-derived materials or biologic and/or musculoskeletal reconstruction. Studies can be in the fields of orthopedics, spine, wound care, adipose, the use of placental tissues or novel areas for use of allografts.
  • Dr. William F. Enneking Career Development Grant: The MTF Biologics Dr. William F. Enneking Career Development Grant fosters the development of outstanding orthopedic clinicians and enable them to expand their potential to make significant research contributions to the field of orthopedics. Following this experience, the applicant will be able to pursue an independent and productive career in orthopedic research and clinical medicine. Both clinical and basic science projects will be considered for funding.