Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
As the leading grant making resource for new investigators, OREF provides important financial support that helps them build a strong foundation for their research careers. This critical early support enables new investigators to generate the data and outcomes needed to secure larger grants from prestigious funding sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD).
OREF also provides grant funding to established clinicians for whom other funding may be limited due to the area of research being pursued or funding shortfalls.
In addition to financial support, OREF offers new investigators opportunities to establish mentor relationships with well-respected orthopaedic surgeons and to hone important skills such as those acquired through participation in grant writing workshops.