NASS Insider

January 06, 2020

NASS Research Funding Letter of Proposal Deadline is February 10

NASS encourages spine care professionals to rise to the challenge of providing research to further develop the spine knowledge base and help providers and patients understand their conditions and care. Submit a letter of proposal for a research grant by February 10 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Letters of proposal for grants will be reviewed by the entire NASS Research Project Management Committee and scored after assuring applicants are not excluded from federally funded health care programs nor debarred by the FDA. Those proposal holders with a strong merit in significance, approach and feasibility will be invited to submit a full grant application within eight weeks of notification.

Research grants should focus on basic science, clinical or translational research. Basic research may focus on projects that further our understanding of the mechanisms of disease and developing novel models for prevention and/or treatment. Clinical research may focus on projects that investigate the epidemiology, prevention, and or treatment of spine disease. Translational research may focus on projects that move findings from the ‘bench to bedside’.

NASS research grants provide funding for promising research projects by qualified investigators in the field of spine. Funding amount and number of grants are at the discretion of the NASS Research Project Management Committee based upon merit of applications and amount of funding available each year. Approved grant budgets range between $20,000-$40,000 per year, but in rare cases and at the discretion of the committee, each year may be up to $50,000 per year.

Since 1989, NASS has funded more than $4 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research. Click here to view NASS funded research.