GRANTS AND FUNDING

CARRA offers members various funding and internship opportunities to further research that leverages the CARRA network and positively impacts the pediatric rheumatology scientific community and advances the CARRA mission. Additional information for the different grant opportunities, including the application instructions and templates are available below.


Internships and Travel Awards

CARRA Research Informatics Internship
Applications due April 7, 2017
CARRA is pleased to announce a new Research Informatics Training Internship intended to advance informatics-related research in Pediatric Rheumatology by increasing the pool of independent informatics researchers in our field. Read more…

PReS Travel Award
Applications due April 28, 2017
CARRA is funding up to 3 travel grants for Early Investigator to attend the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) annual meeting and PReS Young Investigator Meeting in Athens, Greece from September 13 through September 17.  This opportunity is open to all CARRA Fellow members and Early Investigators (finished fellowship in 2010 or later). This is an outstanding meeting and a great chance to present your work and network. Read more…


CARRA Publication Support Grant

This funding opportunity is available to researchers to support efforts required to bring existing data from collaborative research projects to publication.  New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration.  

Details:

  • Up to 5 grants will be awarded in 2017.
  • The funding limit of each grant is $10,000.
  • A given investigator can only apply for one grant per year.
  • Preference will be given to research that is collaborative in nature and has used CARRA infrastructure.
  • Grants will be considered on a rolling basis until 5 are awarded: simply complete and submit your request.
  • A project report is required upon completion of the project or end of project period, whichever occurs first.
  • Awardees are expected to submit an abstract and attend the CARRA Annual Meeting in 2018.


Instructions:

  • Complete the application template.
  • Sign the document (verified electronic signature allowed).
  • You will need to submit your application online at the link below.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the CARRA Executive Committee
  • Notification will occur within 4 weeks of application submission.

Publication Support Grant submission form


CARRA Small Grant

This opportunity is available to support projects in development.  New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration.  The research project can be a pilot, continuation of ongoing research, or other projects that move forward clinical or translational research that furthers the CARRA mission. Preference will be given to research that is collaborative in nature, which leverage current CARRA network resources and/or will further develop the CARRA network.

Details:

  • There is no prespecified number of grants available
  • The funding limit of each grant is $25,000 (Requests for a lesser amount are highly encouraged)
  • This is a total costs award. If indirects are requested, they must be inclusive of the maximum funding amount of $25,000. Indirects may not exceed 8%.
  • A given investigator can only apply for one grant per year.
  • There will be two rounds per year. The submission deadlines are October 1, and March 1.
  • Funds will be provided to the awardee through one of 2 mechanisms:

1)      By invoice for payment for materials or services in support of the funded project; or
2)      As an unrestricted grant provided as a lump sum to a sundry account used by the PI according to the project budget.

  • The project period is one year from the date of award.
  • A project report is required upon completion of the project or end of project period, whichever occurs first.
  • Awardees are expected to submit an abstract and attend the CARRA Annual Meeting in 2018.
  • If there is an unexpended balance at the end of the project period, a statement from the PI detailing the project status and forward plan for completion is required. There is no requirement for an accounting statement or formal application for a no cost extension.
  • If the PI is unable to complete the project, any unexpended balance will be returned to CARRA.
  • This funding mechanism is not intended for projects that are already eligible/appropriate for extramural funding.

Instructions:

  • Complete the application template.
  • Sign the document (verified electronic signature allowed).
  • You will need to submit your application online. The online application submission link will be announced soon. Deadlines are October 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018.

Click here for the CARRA Small Grant submission form. (coming soon…)


CARRA Large Grant

This funding opportunity supports the development and publication of a clinical or translational project which will immediately impact research projects within CARRA or result in a larger collaborative grant that furthers the CARRA mission. New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration.  A successful application may be for:

  • an all-inclusive clinical or translational research project; or
  • a pilot research project, that if successful, could lead to extramural funding

Preference will be given to submissions which are collaborative and leverage current CARRA network resources or will further develop the CARRA network.

Details:

  • A maximum of 2 grants will be awarded per year.
  • The funding limit of each grant is $50,000 total costs.
  • A given investigator can only apply for one large grant per year.
  • The first deadline is for the Letter of Intent (LOI). All LOIs are due by September 1, 2017. The submission deadline for the application is October 1, 2017. Late submissions will not receive funding consideration.
  • Funds will be provided to the awardee through a contract between the PI’s institution and CARRA with no more than 8% indirects.
  • The project period is one year from the date of award.
  • A project report is required upon completion of the project or end of project period, whichever occurs first.
  • Awardees are expected to submit an abstract and attend the CARRA Annual Meeting.
  • If there is an unexpended balance at the end of the project period, a statement from the PI detailing the project status and forward plan for completion is required. There is no requirement for an accounting statement or formal application for a no cost extension.
  • If the PI is unable to complete the project, any unexpended balance will be returned to CARRA.
  • This is a total costs award. If indirects are requested, they must be inclusive of the maximum funding amount of $50,000. Indirects may not exceed 8%.
  • If requested, CARRA generally accepts up to $25K for salary support with a larger amount considered only under special circumstances with adequate justification.

Instructions:

  • Complete a one-page LOI on institution letterhead by the due date indicated.  The LOI should be a one-page letter which summarizes your ultimate full proposal.  Contents should include the name of your institution and a short description and aims of the project involved.  You should also include how your project fits CARRA’s guidelines and funding interests. The LOI is for informational purposes only, and approval is not needed to proceed with the full application.
  • You will need to submit your LOI online. The online submission link will be provided when available.
  • Complete the application template.
  • Sign the document (verified electronic signature allowed).
  • You will need to submit your application online. The online application submission link will be provided when available. Submission deadline is September 1, 2017.

Click here for the CARRA Large Grant submission form. (coming soon…)


CARRA Research Associate Advisory Committee (RAAC) Scholarships for Professional Certification and Continuing Education

CARRA’s RAAC is offering 13 scholarships of up to $200 each to help supplement costs of completing or continuing SOCRA or ACRP certification for CARRA research coordinators.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and each applicant can only receive funding once per fiscal year.

Applicants must be current CARRA Research Associate (coordinator) members. Applications are submitted at:  https://wiki.carragroup.org/display/RAAC/Funding+opportunities+for+CARRA+Coordinators.

If you have any questions, you can email Jennifer Woo, RAAC Chair, at [email protected].


CARRA Registry Internship
Applications were due March 24, 2017. Established through funds at the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Inc., the CARRA Registry Internship will require 25% effort for one year. Read more…


The Utrecht Summer School Program Sponsorship Program

Utrecht Travel Sponsorship Awardees
CARRA is pleased to announce that Maya Breitman (MetroHealth) and Theresa Wampler Muskardin (Mayo Clinic) were recently chosen as the recipients for CARRA sponsorship to Utrecht’s Summer School Program. They will participate in 5 day course in July in Utrecht entitled “Why Translational Medicine Fails – And What to do About it.”

2nd Round Recipients of the CARRA Small Grant have been announced:

Our second round of Small Grants were evaluated and scored through a peer review process. Click here to view the complete list of recipients along with their project titles.

Recipients of the CARRA Large Grant have been announced:

Andrea KnightAndrea Knight
$50,000 for her submission entitled “The Impact of Mental Health Disorders on Medication Adherence & Health Care Utilization in Youth with Lupus.”
Betsy Mellins  Vivian E. Saper
Betsy Mellins & Vivian Saper
$50,000 for their submission entitled “Clinical and translational investigation of parenchymal lung disease in sJIA: A planning grant.”


Recipients of the CARRA Publications Support Grants have been announced:

Emily von SchevenEmily von Scheven
For her submission entitled “A Pilot Study of Consensus Treatment Plans (CTPs) for Induction Therapy in Childhood Proliferative Lupus Nephritis cLN)”
Sarah Ringold
Sarah Ringold
For her submission entitled “Sequence of Medication Use in JIA”
Suzanne Li
Suzanne Li
For her 3 submissions entitled “Process paper on steps involved in working towards conducting comparative effectiveness studies in a rare disease,” “Initial results of the jLS CTP pilot study,” and “Clinical assessment tools for jLS.”

Additional Funding Opportunities:

The Cure JM Foundation (Cure JM) announces its Request for Proposals for 2017 for advancing research to improve medical treatment, patient care, and work toward a cure for Juvenile Myositis. Grants are made in collaboration with CARRA. In 2017, Cure JM has committed to fund 2-4 new research grants up to $75K/year for up to 2 years with preference for individuals who have at least 25% protected research time from their institution. Click here for more information and links to online applications.

Pfizer provides grants for autoimmune and inflammatory disease research. Applications can be on basic research in the etiology of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases or clinical research. This program is available only to junior and senior investigators based in the United States. Awards can be up to a maximum of $150,000 each. Research projects are expected to be completed within two years. Larger grants may be considered depending on scope and merit of the proposal. Review the process and opportunities here.

NIAMS Research Funding

NIAID Research Funding

ACR REF Awards and Grants