Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is seeking applications for the 1998 Osteotech Award for Excellence in Bone Allograft Research. Manuscripts are being solicited for investigations of a clinical or nonclinical nature that describe a significant body of research already completed that advances a better understanding of the use and value of bone allografts. The winner will receive a $20,000 award. Aug. 1 is the deadline to submit applications. For more information, contact Jean McGuire, OREF, 6300 N. River Rd., Suite 700, Rosemont, Ill. 60018, (847) 698-9980.