Research Grants Program

AOFAS Research Grants Program
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Deadline: December 1, 2017  


Access the online application system at https://researchgrants.aofas.org


The AOFAS annual grant cycle is open and applications must be submitted by December 1, 2017, at 11:59 pm CST. Please review the policies and guidelines prior to submitting an application.

Don't wait to start an application! Our online portal system will allow you to start your application, upload documents, and make edits along the way.

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 Research Grants Program Information

 

Grant Categories

The AOFAS awards one-year research grants (July 1-June 30) in three categories:

Pilot Project Grants (up to $5,000)
Grant recipients are expected to use data obtained from the projects to develop future grant applications. No more than four pilot grants will be awarded in any grant cycle.

Small Project Research Grants (up to $20,000)
The core grant category, providing seed funding for promising research projects.

Established Project Research Grants (up to $60,000)
Offering one opportunity in the 2018 cycle, this competitive grant category is intended to support innovative research for basic science, a clinical trial, or pre-trial work that could be used to obtain additional grants from national funding sources. Applications must be backed by preliminary work, data, and/or publications or abstracts to demonstrate feasibility of projects and capabilities of the research team.


Review Process

Applications are reviewed and ranked by the Research Committee on a competitive basis using a blinded NIH-style process. Any committee member or reviewer, including the Board liaisons, with any real or perceived conflict of interest with respect to a grant application is recused from deliberations and scoring of the application. 

Grant recipients will be announced on March 10, 2018, at AOFAS Specialty Day. Email notification of application status will be sent shortly after the announcement.


Submission Instructions

Apply for a research grant online at the AOFAS Research Grants application portal. Detailed instructions and information for applicants and institutional representatives can be found in The AOFAS Research Grants Program Description, Policies, and Guidelines

The application deadline for the current 2018 Cycle Research Grants and Pilot Project Grants is Friday, December 1, 2017, at 11:59 pm CST.
 

Eligibility 

Eligibility for grant funding is a benefit of membership in AOFAS; therefore, the principal investigator or co-investigator must be an AOFAS member in one of the following membership categories:
  • ​Active Member
  • Candidate Member
  • International Member
  • Associate Member-Basic Science
Residents and Fellows may be co-investigators on a grant if the applicant team includes an AOFAS Active Member, Candidate Member, International Member, or Associate Member-Basic Science as the principal investigator or project advisor. To determine your eligibility, please see The AOFAS Research Grants Program Description, Policies, and Guidelines. Research Committee members and application reviewers may not submit applications.
 

 

Qu​es​tions?

Please contact the AOFAS Executive Office by email at
research@aofas.org​ or by phone at 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US)
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 Grants History

 

Since 1997, the AOFAS has been providing grant funding opportunities for members and their fellows in training.

Research Grants 1997-Present

Look at the presentations, publications, and subsequent funding grant recipients have accomplished as a result of their AOFAS grant.

Research Grants 17 Year Review: 1997-2014