Research Grant Programs
Research and education are the key components of our mission. Each year we award major grants to applicants selected through a peer review process and provide financial assistance to various on-going research projects. We contribute to the Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation and award grants to MTF Academic Members as well as other research institutions. Additionally, we support fellowships, hospital residencies, nursing education and other charitable outreach efforts. At MTF, we see our support of allograft research as a way to further our commitment to donor families and donor recipients. In this section of the site, we provide information about MTF’s research and education opportunities along with other resources for advancing allograft tissue science.
MTF member institutions and their affiliates may obtain non-transplantable human tissue for research or education by applying to our Research Tissue Program. Each proposal is reviewed by an internal committee. As needed, MTF’s Ethics Committee may also review specific requests.
Scientific grants are intended to support the advancement of allograft transplantation.Researchers at all accredited institutions are encouraged to apply.
Previous award winners covered a range of interests, including basic science, biomechanical and clinical applications. There are multiple categories of Peer Reviewed Grants:
Junior Investigator Grants: This is a one year award for any Ph.D. or M.D. who is post-graduate work or residency and who has never obtained an award from a foundation or a federal agency. The award is for one year and up to $100,000. Indirect expensese are limited to 20%.
Established Investigator Grants (New): This is a multi-year program for any researcher who has previously been funded by a foundation or a federal agency and has published in a peer-reviewed journal as a Principal investigator. Each award is for up to three years, and up to $100,000/year. Indirect costs are limited to 20%.
Dermal Tissue Grants: This is a one year award of up to $50,000 for any researcher interested specifically in dermal allograft tissue transplantation. The emphasis is on research involving dermal allografts, transplant science, and the biologic reconstruction of tissues using grafts derived from dermal tissues. Indirect costs are limited to 20%. The administration of this MTF program is now in collaboration with Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF). All applicants need to contact the PSF website for details of deadlines, award dates, and full accounting reports.
The Career Development Award is granted to an orthopaedist interested in pursuing and developing an academic career. This award is for three years, up to $100,000/year and is limited to the institutions that are MTF Members.
OREF Unrestricted Research Grant
Since 2000, MTF has provided the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation with one $100,000 unrestricted research grant to aid an investigator in funding their orthopaedic research project. OREF administers the research grant.
OREF Herndon Research Residency Awards
Through the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation, two $20,000 grants are awarded in the name of our first President, Charles H. Herndon, M.D., for orthopaedic resident research projects.
For more information, on recent grant recipients, click here:
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Announces 2014 Grant Recipients
For information on OREF grants, please review the OREF application instructions.