Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding

CARRA offers members various funding opportunities to further research that leverages the CARRA network and positively impacts the pediatric rheumatology scientific community and advances the CARRA mission.


 

CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Grant Program

These grants are made possible through the generous support of the Arthritis Foundation. Visit their website.


Additional Funding Opportunities


CARRA Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm CST to assist with the application process and to answer questions. Contact us by emailing [email protected] or by calling the CARRA Grants Manager at 414-918-9822. Staff will reply as quickly as possible.

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Data Analysis Support Grant

Now Accepting Applications

The CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Data Analysis Support Grant mechanism is available to researchers to support qualitative and quantitative data analyses on existing CARRA datasets from collaborative research projects. Limited funds (up to $10,000 in total costs) may be requested to complete a fixed set of tasks that will result in timely publication of results. The investigator should have the data in hand at the time of the application submission.  It is anticipated that funds will be used for statistician effort/fee for service to support database cleaning and/or statistical analyses. Funds are not to be used for collecting additional data, investigator effort for drafting manuscripts, publication or printing costs. This mechanism ONLY supports the analysis of CARRA-related datasets. Any proposed work using datasets outside of the CARRA network is not eligible. It is expected that awardees will complete analysis and submit a manuscript for publication based on the funded project within the project period, but no later than 6 months after the project end date.

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Full Data Analysis Support Grant Submission Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Publication Support Grant

Now Accepting Applications

The purpose of this funding mechanism is to aid investigators by supporting publications costs (that are not eligible for support from the investigator’s institution or by other funding mechanisms) for CARRA-related manuscripts that have been accepted for publication. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Awards can be up to $2,000 based on publication costs and justification provided.  Applications not adhering to requirements will not be considered for funding. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Full Publication Support Grant Submission Details


VERITY Travel Award

Now Accepting Applications

Through a partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, CARRA is able to select one member to receive travel support and participate in the VERITY/Brigham Course in Rheumatology Clinical Research in Boston, MA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Deadline: December 6

Full VERITY Travel Award Submission Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Transdiciplinary Research Grant

Not currently accepting applications.

This funding opportunity is intended to support the development and implementation of a clinical or translational project capable of advancing knowledge applicable to multiple pediatric rheumatic diseases.  Examples of transdisciplinary areas of study appropriate for this grant mechanism include, but are not limited to, mental health, reproductive health, implementation science, cardiovascular health, transition, and telemedicine/informatics. Applications comprising multidisciplinary, multi-specialty, and/or multi-organization collaborations are particularly encouraged.  Applications may be for a complete clinical or translational research project or a pilot research project that, if successful, would lead to extramural funding.  Preference will be given to submissions which leverage current CARRA network resources or will further develop the CARRA network.

Full Transdisciplinary Research Grant Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Small Grant

Not currently accepting applications.

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.

Full Small Grant Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Large Grant

Not currently accepting applications.

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.

Full Large Grant Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Fellow Grant

Not currently accepting applications.

This grant mechanism is exclusively available for fellows entering their third year who wish to perform a CARRA-related research project (utilizing the CARRA network, the CARRA Registry or data and/or samples from other CARRA studies). The project must not be necessary to meet the ABP requirement for scholarly work product, but it may be supplemental. The intent of this funding program is to augment the fellow’s research portfolio by supporting a project that extends, enhances or is distinct from their primary scholarly project, as defined and required by the ABP for Board eligibility. It is the expectation of CARRA that fellows and programs will honor this intent. The funding limit for a Fellow Grant is $25,000. At present, CARRA anticipates funding 2-4 awards per year. Funds will be provided to the awardee’s institution as a lump sum to be set up in a sundry account and used by the principal investigator(s) according to the project budget.

Funds are not to be used to provide fellow salary support, but can be used to support other personnel essential to the project. Total costs salary support must not exceed 50% of total project costs.

Full Fellow Grant Details


PReS Travel Award

Not currently accepting applications.

CARRA funds up to 2 travel awards for Early Investigators and/or fellows to attend the EULAR European Congress of Rheumatology, a joint congress with Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) annual meeting, and the preconference meeting for young/early investigators. This opportunity is open to all CARRA US and Canadian Early Investigators and Fellow members. This is an outstanding meeting and a great chance to present your work and network.

Click here for complete details in the 2019 RFA.


Utrecht Travel Award

Not currently accepting applications.

CARRA offers exciting opportunity for up to 2 early investigators to receive sponsorship to participate in the Utrecht summer school program course. Fellows with established translational research interests will also be considered for this opportunity. The sponsorship will cover the 800 Euro tuition (which includes housing and lunches), round trip coach airfare and $250 for incidental expenses.

This course tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field. A full course description can be found on Utrecht’s Summer School program’s website. This course is open to participants from a wide range of disciplines and will be led by a pediatric rheumatologist.

Click here for complete details in the 2019 RFA.