Joint & Bone Initiative

BJI Strategic Fund Program

The Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) Executive Committee invites researchers working in musculoskeletal (MSK) health research to submit project ideas to the BJI Strategic Fund Program.
This open (deadline free) program provides flexibility to support strategic progress. Funds of $5,000 to $20,000 will be awarded for meritorious proposals (contingent on fund availability at the time of the request). The proposed project must be up to 12 months in length. Any unspent funds will be returned at the end of the granting period. Grants are non-renewable. No extensions will be granted.
APPLICABILITY: The awards are intended to provide transdisciplinary teams timely support to advance BJI strategic priorities and targeted research themes. Research themes are currently centered on/but not limited to infection control in orthopaedics, biomaterials for MSK, wearables for rehabilitation, phenotyping common spine disorders and arthritis in vulnerable populations (see current strategic plan here). Various types of projects/funding requests will be considered such as – matching funds application, planning or structure grant, grant writing support for a major competition, urgent pilot or proof of concept work, knowledge translation/dissemination grant. All proposals must clearly outline how the requested strategic fund will lead to transformative scientific advances; improved health/quality of life; policy development; clinical and business applications; and/or commercialization.