Grant & award Programs
Requests for Applications (RFAs) for OREF grant opportunities will be released following the schedule(s) below. Please note that dates are subject to change due to availability of funds.
Changes and exceptions to the schedule(s) below will be noted on this page, so please check back often. To be notified of all grant opportunities as their application period opens, sign up for email
2024 Round 1 - Programs Opening 7/13/2023
2023 Funding - Programs Opening 5/10/2023
2023 Round 4 - Programs Opening 3/15/2023
2023 Funding - Programs Opening 12/22/2022
2023 Round 3 - Programs Opening 11/15/2022
2023 Round 2 - Programs Opening 9/15/2022
Additional grants will be listed as RFA dates are confirmed. Bookmark this page or sign up for email updates to be notified as grants become available and deadlines approach. Please note: Any changes to RFA release dates will be reflected on this webpage.
Research grant and award recipients are selected through OREF's independent, peer-review process,
which is modeled on the process used by the National Institutes of Health. Applications undergo a rigorous review process where each application receives two reviews. Applications are matched to peer reviewers who are experts in the same field as the applicant.
Who can Apply?
OREF invites applications for funding for qualified, clinically relevant orthopaedic research projects. Specific eligibility requirements for each grant are listed in the grant descriptions.
OREF strongly encourages the submission of well-crafted basic, translational and clinical studies.
Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design. All proposed projects should generate results that have a practical application.
For more information, please contact the Grants team at (847) 430-5109 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org