Opening date for submission of EOI
Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) and FutSci are inviting proposals from the UK and overseas-based researchers and their commercial partners to submit innovative research ideas that will provide measurable improvements in the quality of life of patients suffering from debilitating bone and joint disorders.
Orthopaedic conditions affect people of all ages and do not generally kill. However, they can be extremely painful and cause a significant reduction in the quality of life of sufferers which often goes unseen by their wider community. This campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the nature and range of the disorders, beyond the immediate medical community, through a series of research focused crowdfunding initiatives and outreach events, highlighting the unseen pain and stigma that impact the daily lives of sufferers. This is an opportunity for researchers to engage with the public and directly address the needs of patients.
We will support high quality basic and applied research proposals that can be translated into meaningful outcomes for the benefit of patients in the following three categories:
You need to be registered with ORUK Link to submit your expression of interest (EOI).
Opening date for submission of EOI
Closing date for submission of EOI
Decisions on EOI and invitations for full proposals
Closing date for submission of full proposals
Decision on full proposals
Online workshop for selected proposals
1. Scientific structure of the research proposal
2. Feasibility of aims, objectives and novelty claims
3. Background to investigation
5. Project timeline and deliverables
6. Clinical and research impact
7. Relevance to orthopaedics and musculoskeletal systems
8. Comments on research risk and originality
9. Requested budget, facilities and resources of the host institute
10.Support from the commercial partner organisation
11. Adequate demonstration of good research and translational value for the benefit of patients
Yes. If you still have not recruited the student/researcher for your project please state “to be recruited” in your application form.
You need to be registered with ORUK link. Once logged in, follow the screen instructions to submit your proposal online.
Your supporting documents can be submitted in Microsoft Word format and PDF.
Yes, provided you have been granted permission by your supervisor to do so.
No it is not a requirement. However, it is an advantage and will be viewed as a positive indicator of commercial partner’s commitment to the project.
No it is not a requirement, but it may be an advantage. It may be viewed as a positive indicator of university’s commitment to the project.
Our partner FutSci, offers researchers with the opportunity to “run” with their scientific creativity. We want to encourage “out-of-the-box’ thinking, so called “blue-sky” research which may yield unexpected and exciting results. It is free to post a project on our platform. The application form is shorter than any grant application form. This is the only platform run by scientists for scientists. We know what the science arena is like and we feel we are well placed to help bridge the gap between the public and the researchers.
Applications are made online by researcher.
Negative data is just as important as positive data. It tells scientists that they’re following the wrong path or may give them insight into what they’re looking for. You never know what might come of this.
All payments received from the backers will be held in a holding account set up between the researcher and Stripe. FutSci or ORUK will not have any role in holding these funds and will not have access to these funds. Stripe’s secure crowdfunding platform will authorise money collection. Our platform is continuously monitored by our technical team. We do not store credit card details. There is in-built data tracking and verification as well as an audit trail.
All backers are refunded. FutSci and ORUK do not take any fees, researchers are not charged anything. If you wish to use the flexible funding model please do let us know.