The number and type of grants and awards offered by OREF in a given year depends on available funding.

ORS/OREF Grant Opportunities

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) share a mission of advancing excellence in the field of orthopaedic research. Through grants and other programs, we seek to offer new and seasoned investigators the resources they need to address the most critical questions in orthopaedics today. Our goal, like those of the investigators we fund, is to support research that leads to improved mobility and quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal diseases.

ORS/OREF Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant

$50,000 grant

  • The ORS/OREF Post-doctoral Fellowship Award provides one year of support for individuals in a full-time post-doctoral training program. Applications must be dedicated to an orthopaedic-related project and focused on development of a career in orthopaedic research. Applications from trainees who have established a working relationship with an academic orthopaedic or musculoskeletal research unit are strongly encouraged. Applicants must have a minimum of 95% time dedicated to proposed research.
  • Eligible applicants: ORS members with PhD, MD, DVM, or DO degrees. Applicant must be a full member of the ORS at the time of submission of the application and must have a mentor/advisor that is a full member of ORS at the time of submission of the application.
  • The Resident Research Project Grant prepares residents for a career in orthopaedic research. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aim and be obvious from the title and the study design. Work should clearly be achievable by the resident as a free-standing project even when it is a part of a larger work, and it should potentially lead to publication with the resident as an author.
  • Eligible applicants for grants co-branded by ORS/OREF: Residents who are ORS members.
  • One Resident Research Project Grant will be awarded to an ORS member meeting all criteria. Additional Resident Research Grants may become available.