Research Grants Program Information
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.
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 are announced in March at AOFAS Specialty Day.
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:
Residents and Fellows may be co-investigators on a grant if the applicant team includes an AOFAS Active Member, Candidate Member, International Member, or Allied Health/Associate Member-Basic Science as the principal investigator or project advisor. To determine your eligibility, please see the AOFAS Research Grants Program Policy and Guidelines. Research Committee members and application reviewers may not submit applications.
Please contact the AOFAS Executive Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US)
Congratulations to the 2018 AOFAS Research Grant Recipients!
Established Project Grant
The neuropathic molecular pathology of diabetic charcot neuroarthropathy: A peptidomic investigation of the synovium
Zijun Zhang, MD; Lew Schon, MD; Robert Cole, PhD
Small Project Grants
Predicting collagen turnover for achilles tendon repair across diverse loading environments
Christopher Gross, MD; William Richardson, PhD
3D motion analysis of adjacent joint motion after sequential, partial midfoot infusion
Lauren Roberts, MD; Mark Drakos, MD; Daniel Sturnick, MS; Scott Ellis, MD
Applying machine learning algorithms to predict tendon health using ultrasound imaging
Josh Baxter; Kathryn O’Connor, MD, MSPT; Michael Hast, PhD
Pilot Project Grants
Development of best practices guidelines for pain management after elective foot and ankle surgery
Mary Pedersen, MD; Derek Dillane, PhD; Lauren Beaupre, PhD; Martha Funabashi, PhD
The effect of bone marrow aspirate concentrate with microfracture: A prospective randomized control trial
John Mangan, MD; Rachel Shakked, MD; Joseph Daniel, DO; David Pedowitz, MD; Brian Winters, MD; Steven Raikin, MD
The effectiveness of perioperative parecoxib intravenous administration in the patients with unstable ankle fractures surgery: A prospective, double blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Chayanin Angthong, MD