The 2015 Research & Pilot Grant application deadline was Dec 1, 2014.
Thank you to those who submitted applications.
Grant awards will be announced at Specialty Day, Mar 28, 2015.
Check here in August 2015 for 2016 grant cycle application materials.
The AOFAS Research Grant Program overall goals are:
- To advance foot and ankle investigation by providing seed funding for promising research projects
- To encourage supplemental submissions to national funding sources.
Pilot Project Grants Category Added in 2015
New in 2015, the AOFAS is offering pilot seed grants. With funding up to $5,000, the pilot project grants are intended to encourage young investigators, especially residents and fellows, to get involved in research.
The AOFAS awards one-year research grants (July 1-June 30) in two categories:
Research Grants - Awards grants in amounts up to $20,000.
Pilot Project Grants - Awards grants in amount up to $5,000. No more than 4 pilot grants will be awarded in any grant cycle. Grant recipients are expected to use data obtained from the projects to develop future grant applications.
Review ProcessApplications are reviewed and ranked by the Research Committee on a competitive basis using a blinded NIH-style process. Funding recommendations are submitted to the AOFAS Board of Directors, which approves funding based on monies available without identification of project titles or names of investigators.
Application Forms & Instructions
The next deadline for receipt of applications for Research Grants and Pilot Project Grants will be December 1, 2015 for the 2016 grants cycle. Please check this space for updated application materials after August 2015.
Eligibility for grant funding is a benefit of membership in AOFAS.
Research Grants - The principal investigator or co-investigator must be an AOFAS Active Member, Candidate Member or International Member. Residents and Fellows may be investigators on a grant. The principal investigators or co-investigators will not be awarded more than two grants in any four consecutive years. Research Committee members and its ad hoc reviewers may not submit applications in the year they are reviewing applications.
Pilot Project Grants - Applicants must be an AOFAS Resident Member or Fellow Member, and an AOFAS Active Member, Candidate Member or International Member must serve as either the principal investigator, co-investigator, or project advisor.
Track Record on Research Grants Grants awarded by the AOFAS have resulted in innovative insights in foot and ankle care, presentations at AOFAS and other educational meetings, published articles in Foot & Ankle International and other specialty journals, and larger grants from national sources.
2014 Grants Awarded Recipients
Ankle Arthroscopic Simulation Decreases Surgical Error and Improves Basic Arthroscopic Skills of Residents in Training
Kevin Martin, DO; Phinit Phisitkul, MD; John Femino, MD; and Annunziato Amendola, MD
Enhancement of Achilles Tendon Repair via Peripheral Blood Mobilization and Chemokine-Directed Migration of Native Marrow-Derived Stem Cells
Kevin Baker, PhD and Paul Fortin, MD
Prospective Comparison of the NIH PROMIS Physical Function, Lower Extremity, and Pain -- Interference CATs Against the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score and SF-12 for Patients with Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
Stephen Greenfield, MD; Scott Ellis, MD; Hong Do, MS; and Jayme Burket, PhD
In-vivo Arthrokinematics and Kinetics in the Normal and Chronically Unstable Ankle
Charles Saltzman, MD and Andrew Anderson, PhD
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