GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CARRA MEMBERS

Grants

CARRA offers members various funding and internship opportunities to further research that leverages the CARRA network, positively impacts the pediatric rheumatology scientific community, and advances the CARRA mission. New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration. All CARRA grants and funding opportunities are total cost awards.

CARRA Publication Support Grants (up to $10,000 each)

This funding opportunity is available to researchers to support efforts required to be able to bring existing collaborative research project data to publication.   CARRA will award up to 5 grants in 2017.  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.

Details:

  • 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 Grants (up to $25,000 each)

This opportunity is available to support projects in development.  The research project can be a pilot, continuation of ongoing research, or other clinical or translational research project 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. CARRA has two small grant submission cycles per year and there is no pre-specified number of grants available.  The next due dates are October 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018.  The application form is currently undergoing revision and will be posted when available.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • View the recipients of CARRA’s 2016 Small Grants.

CARRA Large Grants (up to $50,000 each)

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.  Applications may be for all-inclusive clinical or translational research projects or pilot/preliminary research projects 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. CARRA has one large grant submission cycle per year and will award up to 2 projects. Submission of a letter of intent is required by September 1, 2017. Full applications are due October 1, 2017.  The application form is currently undergoing revision and will be posted when available.

Details:

  • 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.

Fellows Grant

A new Fellow research grant will be offered once a year, with a deadline of March 1. More details will be provided soon.


Internships

CARRA currently offers two internships annually: the CARRA Registry Internship and the Research Informatics internship. Applications were due March 1 and final candidate selections will be made in June 2017. The start date for these internships is July 1, 2017.

CARRA Registry Internship

The CARRA Registry collects data on patients with pediatric rheumatic diseases. This internship is designed to immerse the applicant in the operational, leadership and scientific aspects of the multicenter observational registry which will be used to answer pressing questions about pediatric rheumatic diseases including medication safety and effectiveness. This is a unique opportunity for the intern to interact intensively with the CARRA Registry leadership team, to learn skills and gain knowledge that will inform pediatric rheumatology research and change practice. CARRA will fund at least one position annually for up to two years. Read more here.

Research Informatics Internship

The CARRA Research Informatics Training Internship is intended to advance informatics-related research in pediatric rheumatology by increasing the pool of independent informatics researchers in our field. CARRA will fund up to two positions for up to two years, with the intent of enabling interested faculty and fellows to obtain additional training and project experience in clinical and/or bio-informatics.  Read more here.


Travel Awards

CARRA periodically offers competitive funding opportunities for members to receive travel support to attend courses (such as the Utrecht summer school program course entitled “Why Translational Medicine Fails – And What to do About it.”) and international meetings (such as the the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) annual meeting and PReS Young Investigator Meeting).  Such opportunities are announced in our newsletter and are posted on the CARRA website.  Opportunities are announced via the CARRA newsletter and posted on the CARRA website when available.

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