Projects should be budgeted up to $25,000. This grant may be renewable for a second year, but not guaranteed (maximum amount $45,000 over two years).
November 1, 2023: Applications Due
Grant Funding Commences
The Ronald and Wendy Smith Clinical Research Grant provides funding for promising prospective studies in areas of high clinical importance in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. Studies are expected to generate results that have practical application.
Potential areas of focus include:
Clinical studies to identify variation in cost or outcomes after foot and/or ankle surgery that may determine factors that are predictive of function and health-related quality of life
Complication prevention after foot and/or ankle surgery using local or systemic therapies
Multidisciplinary team approach to improve outcomes in foot and/or ankle surgery
It is expected that completed projects will be submitted for presentation at the AOFAS Annual Meeting or AOFAS Winter Meeting and for publication in Foot & Ankle International. Upon completion of the proposed project, it is expected that the principal
investigator will be well-poised to pursue NIH/DOD/OREF or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.
Access to this research grant 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:
Orthopaedic Fellows who will be eligible to be AOFAS Candidate Members at the time of grant commencement may also apply.
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)