Research Grants Program Information
The AOFAS awards one-year research grants (May 1 to April 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 $50,000)
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 the spring.
Access to AOFAS Research Grants is a benefit of AOFAS membership. Either the principal investigator or co-investigator on an application must be an AOFAS member in good standing in one of the following membership categories:
Surgeon in Training, International Surgeon in Training, MD Affiliate, Honorary, and Allied Health/Associate-Basic Science Members may apply with an AOFAS Active, Candidate, or International Member as a primary investigator or co-investigator. To determine
your eligibility, please see the AOFAS Research Grants Program Policy and Guidelines.
Please contact the AOFAS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US)