Preserving Tissue Integrity

Research Grants Program

Overview

Types of Grants
     Junior Investigator Grant Application
     Established Investigator Grant Application
     W.F. Enneking Career Development Award Grant Application

2016 Grant Recipients

Overview

Since our inception in 1987, MTF has been committed to supporting scientific research and education. Each year MTF awards major grants to applicants selected through a peer review process and provides financial assistance to various on-going research projects. We contribute to the Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation, Plastic Surgery Foundation and additional medical societies, and award grants to MTF Academic Members as well as other qualified research institutions. Additionally, we support professional education for surgeons and nurses along with 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 our 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.

Types of Grants

There are multiple types of Peer Reviewed Grants administered both directly by MTF as well as external societies that share MTF’s commitment to advancing science.

MTF ADMINISTERED GRANTS

The objective of these grants is to expand the scientific knowledge related to allografts, tissue transplantation technologies and biologic reconstruction. Both clinical science and basic science projects will be considered for funding. Applicants from any accredited institution or university may apply.

Proposed clinical studies should focus on research questions that investigate clinical outcomes and cost efficiencies to support allograft use in clinical practice, can affect or benefit clinical decision-making, or have the potential to contribute clinically-relevant data in support of a future, more robust clinical trial. Types of studies that MTF is interested in funding include but are not limited to retrospective clinical studies, data mining or the creation of registry data. Prospective clinical studies are also of interest but must be fundable within the scope of the MTF Grant Program funding limits. Funded clinical studies could be used as a basis for future, more robust grant submissions to other agencies.

Proposed basic science studies should focus on research questions that have the potential to contribute data in the areas of tissue allograft transplantation and biologic reconstruction in support of a future, more robust grant application to other funding agencies, e.g., NIH.

Junior Investivator Grants

This is a one year award for any Ph.D. or M.D. (or equivalent) who has completed post-graduate work or a residency and who has never obtained a major award from a foundation or a federal agency. The award is for one year and up to $100,000. Indirect expenses are limited to 20%.  The submission deadline is September 1, 2016.

Interested applicants should download and review all of the following:  the MTF Extramural Grants Policies, the Junior Investigator Request for Proposals and the Junior Investigator Application (with Instructions).

As the Application Forms and Grant Policies have been updated for 2016, new forms MUST be downloaded from the links below for this year’s application process.

MTF Extramural Grants Program – 2016 Policies & Procedures

Junior Investigator Grant Request for Proposals
Junior Investigator Grant Application and Instructions (PDF)
Junior Investigator Grant Application and Instructions (MS Word)

Established Investivator Grants

This is a multi-year grant awarded to a 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%. The submission deadline is September 1, 2016.

Interested applicants should download and review all of the following: the MTF Extramural Grants Policies, the Established Investigator Request for Proposals and the Established Investigator Application (with Instructions).

As the Application Forms and Grant Policies have been updated for 2016, new forms MUST be downloaded from the links below for this year’s application process.

MTF Extramural Grants Program – 2016 Policies & Procedures

Established Investigator Grant Request for Proposals
Established Investigator Grant Application and Instructions (PDF)
Established Investigator Grant Application and Instructions (MS Word)

W.F. Enneking Career Development Award

This is a multi-year award named in honor of our founder, William F. Enneking, M.D. It is intended to foster the development of outstanding orthopaedic clinicians and enable them to expand their potential to make significant research contributions to the field of orthopaedics. It is expected that following this experience, the candidate will be able to pursue an independent and productive career in orthopaedic research and clinical medicine. This award is for three years, up to $100,000/year and is limited to the institutions that are MTF Academic Members. The submission deadline is September 1, 2016.

Interested applicants should download and review all of the following: the MTF Extramural Grants Program Policies, the W.F. Enneking Career Development Request for Proposals and the W.F. Enneking Career Development Application (with Instructions).

As the Application Forms and Grant Policies have been updated for 2016, new forms MUST be downloaded from the links below for this year’s application process.

MTF Extramural Grants Program – 2016 Policies & Procedures

W.F. Enneking Career Development Award Request for Proposals
W.F. Enneking Career Development Award Application and Instructions (PDF)
W.F. Enneking Career Development Award Application and Instructions (MS Word)

NON-MTF ADMINISTERED GRANTS

PSF/MTF Dermal Tissue Grant

This award can be for up to 2 years and up to $50,000 for any researcher interested specifically in allograft tissue transplantation in plastic and reconstructive surgery. These grants are intended to provide support for research projects focused on biologic reconstruction with a strong clinical translation component that utilizes dermal, adipose, placental or other allograft transplant technologies. Indirect costs are limited to 20%.

The administration of this MTF program is in collaboration with Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF). All applicants should contact the PSF website for details of deadlines, award dates, and full accounting reports.

www.thepsf.org/research/psf-grant-funding/musculoskeletal-transplant-foundation-dermal-tissue-grant.htm

MSTS/MTF Research Grant

MTF is partnering with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) to solicit grant applications in the field of musculoskeletal oncology research related to transplantation of musculoskeletal allografts, bone regeneration, or biologic reconstruction. This grant program provides research support up to $100,000 (total), and for one or two years. The deadline for applications for this grant is October 1, 2016. Applicants should contact the MSTS website for details on this grant program, deadlines, award dates, and full accounting reports. Any questions should be directed to info@msts.org.

www.msts.org/research/applications.html

OREF Unrestricted Research Grant 

Since 2000, MTF has provided the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) with an annual $100,000 unrestricted research grant to aid an investigator in funding their orthopaedic research project. OREF administers the research grant. Applicants should contact the OREF website for details on this grant program, deadlines, award dates, and full accounting reports. Any questions should be directed to the OREF at Marino@oref.org.

www.oref.org

OREF Herndon Research Residency Awards 

Through the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation, two $20,000 grants are awarded annually in the name of our first President, Charles H. Herndon, M.D., for orthopaedic resident research projects. Applicants should contact the OREF website for details on this grant program, deadlines, award dates, and full accounting reports. Any questions should be directed to the OREF at Marino@oref.org.

www.oref.org

2016 Grant Recipients

Previous award winners covered a range of interests, including basic science, biomechanical and clinical applications. For more information, on recent grant recipients, click here:

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Announces 2016 Grant Recipients