OTA/OREF Joint Research Grant


OTA/OREF Joint Research Grant on Orthopaedic Trauma

Full Application Closed


  • 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 of Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA).  State membership status in the Biosketch section.
  • 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.

Award Amount up to TBD in the following areas:

  1. Registries to describe variability in cost and outcomes after treatment of common fractures and to determine factors that are predictive of function and health-related quality of life. 
  2. Infection prevention after fracture fixation using local and systemic therapies (i.e. skin preparation agents, antibiotics and wound management modalities).
  3. Multi-disciplinary team approach to improve outcomes in fracture care, including hip fractures and major extremity trauma

To review the complete RFA click here.


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