ORS/OREF/AAOS Grant Writing Workshop – Tools for Success
Clinical, Translational, and Basic Science Research
April 28 – 29, 2017
Baltimore, MD

Workshop Chairs: Kurt Spindler, MD and Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD

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Registration includes:

  • Hotel (2 nights: Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28)
  • Meals provided on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29
  • Networking and Collaboration Dinner, Friday, April 28
  • Workshop Materials

Registration Fee:  $800

Required documents:

If not available during registration, please email all by March 31, 2017 to lewsza@ors.org

  • NIH Style Specific Aims Page
  • Personal Statement (250-300 words)
  • Career Goals (250-300 words)
  • Photo

Optional documents:

  • K-Award, R-01, R-03, or R-21 draft Grant Proposal

Grant writing is an important and essential skill in order to achieve a successful career in academia and as an investigator. Writing your first grant is often a milestone in your career, and receiving your first grant is an achievement to be celebrated. As part of our commitment to those in the field of musculoskeletal research, the ORS, OREF, and AAOS have partnered for more than 20 years to provide our orthopaedic research community of residents, surgeons, basic scientists, and engineers with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to reach that milestone and write a successful grant application.

Faculty will offer practical insights on designing impactful basic, translational, and clinical grant proposals and how to effectively communicate significance and innovation.

Each attendee is invited to submit a grant proposal. You will be assigned reviewer(s) to review and discuss your grant.  A few grant proposals will be selected to be discussed during Mock Study Section. We encourage you to take the advantage of this unique opportunity.

The Grant Writing Workshop features:

  • Mock Study Section where faculty will review provisional grants provided by the registrants.
  • Specific Aims Lab which will allow attendees to collaborate with faculty and peers to revise and improve the specific aims section of the grant application. The key component to the grant proposal.
  • Real Time Feedback from Faculty and NIH Officers
  • Mentoring

“I did not know anything about NIH Grants. I attended the ORS/OREF/AAOS Grant Writing Workshop in 2006. I received my first NIH R01 Grant in 2007 and second NIH R01 in 2009, both of which were renewed. I just received another NIH R01 award notice in 2015. I attribute all credits to the faculty members of the ORS/OREF/AAOS Grant Writing Workshop.”- Francis Lee, M.D., Columbia University.

“I attended the ORS/OREF/AAOS Grant Writing Workshop in 2012. I received my first R01 Grant in 2013! My provisional R01 grant was reviewed and discussed at the Mock Study Section. Real-time feedback was pivotal in improving my grant.”- Danielle Benoit, Ph.D., University of Rochester, New York.

“I attended the Workshop in 2013. My grant was discussed and revised at the Real-Time Revision Session. I received the OREF Grant in 2014”- Cynthia Emory, M.D., Wake Forest University Health Service.

For more information please contact Jola Lewsza at lewsza@ors.org.