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.

NEW REQUIREMENT FOR CARRA-ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION GRANTS UTILIZING THE CARRA REGISTRY OR CARRA DATA/SAMPLES

Grant applicants that intend to utilize the CARRA Registry or CARRA-related data and/or samples (including Legacy Registry and APPLE data/samples) must receive approval from the CARRA Data Sample Share Committee (DSSC) prior to submitting their grant applications.  Applicants will be required to provide documentation of DSSC approval at the time of submitting a grant application. The request must match the intended use outlined in the grant proposal. Failure to receive approval of the data and/or sample request prior to submission of the grant application will result in the administrative decline of the application.

Data/sample requests take up to 4 weeks for review and approval. Please keep this in mind as you plan your grant application. For more information on requesting data/samples and to access the request form, please visit the CARRA Data and Samples Request area of the wiki.

For the upcoming grant cycle (October 1 deadline) it is recommended that you submit your data/sample request no later than August 26. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, email [email protected].

In addition, if your application will propose collection of any new data or biosamples via the CARRA Registry and/or via CARRA sites, you must include a letter of support (LOS) from CARRA's Research and Registry Oversight Committee (RROC). Email [email protected] with a brief summary of your proposal and CARRA will work to schedule a call with you to discuss your application as soon as possible.


Additional Funding Opportunities


LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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.


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Large Grant

Letter of Intent Due: September 3

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 Submission Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Transdiciplinary Research Grant

Letter of Intent Due: September 16

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 Submission Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Small Grant

Applications Due: October 1

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 Submission 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. The project must not be necessary to meet the ABP requirement for scholarly work product, but it may be supplemental.

  • Non-pediatric rheumatology fellows are not eligible.
  • Fellows must have a mentor listed on their application. Mentor does not need to be a pediatric rheumatologist.

Full Fellow Grant Submission Details


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Data Analysis Support Grant

Now Accepting Applications

This funding opportunity is available to researchers to support qualitative or quantitative data analysis on existing CARRA datasets from collaborative research projects. The investigator should have the data in hand at the time of the application submission. 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. Publication costs are not allowed. New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration.

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.

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Full Publication Support Grant Submission Details


VERITY Travel Award

Now Accepting Applications

CARRA offers the opportunity through a partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to send one CARRA member to participate in the VERITY/Brigham Course in Rheumatology Clinical Research in Boston, MA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Full VERITY Travel Award Submission 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 an exciting opportunity for up to 2 early investigators to receive sponsorship to participate in the Utrecht summer school program. Fellows with established translational research interests will also be considered for this opportunity. The sponsorship will cover tuition (which includes housing and lunches), round trip coach airfare, and 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.