Joint & Bone Initiative

Current Competition


2019 Competition - NOW CLOSED

The Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) invites researchers working in musculoskeletal (MSK) health research to submit innovative and early-stage musculoskeletal research projects to the 2019 Catalyst Grant Program Competition. Up to $130,000 will be awarded in 2 categories: 1 – max. funding of up to $15,000 per team over 2 years and 2 – max. funding of up to $30,000 per team over 2 years. The grants are intended for transdisciplinary teams that will initiate new projects for which external funding would otherwise be difficult to obtain due to the early-stage nature of the proposed project.



October 28, 2019

Competition Announced

 - Application Guidelines (PDF)

November 11, 2019 at 5pm

Notice of Intent (NOI) Due

- Online Submission Portal - Deadline Passed

December 8, 2019 at 5pm

Application Deadline

 - Online Submission Portal - Currently Opened

Individuals who submitted prior to the NOI Deadline will have received a link to the portal directly from the BJI

January 2020

Review Process

February 2020

Award Announcement

April 1, 2020

Funding Start Date