The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, in collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation, welcomes applications for the Multimodal Musculoskeletal Perioperative Pain Management Grant program.
Through the program, grants of up to $55,000 will be awarded in support of investigator-initiated research proposals in the broad area of perioperative musculoskeletal pain management, with a focus on but not limited to perioperative pain management opioid-sparing research through varying pain control techniques using non-narcotic multimodal options; and investigations of the safest and most efficacious regional anesthesia techniques for providing benefit to patients undergoing orthopaedic operations, including the assessment of patient-reported outcomes as well as functional assessment. Areas of research focus may include translational or clinical research to preferably include at least pilot human studies.
To be eligible, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) must be in the role of principal investigator (PI) or co-PI but may collaborate with a PhD and/or MD in order to foster the application of a full range of expertise, approaches, technologies, and creativity. A PhD may serve as the PI, if a CRNA serves as co-PI. The CRNA serving as PI or co-PI must meet the requirements for Continuous Professional Certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). A PhD serving as PI or co-PI must hold a faculty appointment. An MD serving as co-PI must have a valid license to practice in the United States.
See the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.