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.


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

 

Grant Type

 

Large Grant

 

Small Grant

 

Fellow Grant

 

Data Analysis
Support Grant

 

Publication Support Grant

                     

Submission Deadlines

  Letter of Intent:
September 1

Application:
October 1
  Spring Cycle:
February 15

Fall Cycle:
October 1
  February 15   Accepted on a
Rolling Basis
  Accepted on a
Rolling Basis
                     

Maximum Funding Amount

  $100,000   $50,000   $25,000   $10,000   $2,000
                     

Who can apply?

 

All CARRA Members except Research Professional Members - Other, Health Care Professional Members, and Fellow Members

 

All CARRA Members except Research Professional Members - Other, Health Care Professional Members, and Fellow Members

 

Fellow Member (2nd year fellows applying for funding during their 3rd year)

 

All CARRA Members except Research Professional Members - Other, Health Care Professional Members, and Fellow Members

 

All CARRA Members

                     

Number of grants offered

  2 per year   Variable (10-15 per cycle)   Up to 5 per year   Up to 5 per year   No set limit
                     

Award Notifications

  January   Spring Cycle: June

Fall Cycle: January 
  June   6-8 weeks
(from application date)
  3-4 weeks
(from application date)

 

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


IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR GRANT APPLICANTS USING CARRA REGISTRY DATA/SAMPLES

2020 FALL GRANT CYCLE DSSC REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 15.

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. These requests take 4-6 weeks to process.

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.

 

Grant applications that propose collection of any new data or biosamples via the CARRA Registry and/or via CARRA sites must include a letter of support (LOS) from CARRA’s Research and Registry Oversight Committee (RROC).

The deadline for 2020 Fall Grant Cycle RROC requests has passed.

 

Applications that do not meet these request deadlines will result in an administrative decline. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, email [email protected].


Travel Awards & Other Funding Opportunities

 


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 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


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 salary support costs must not exceed 50% of total project costs.

Full Fellow Grant 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


VERITY Travel Award

Not currently 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.

Full VERITY Travel Award Details


Utrecht/Eureka Travel Award

Not currently accepting applications. 

CARRA is offering an exciting opportunity for up to 3 CARRA Early Investigators to receive sponsorship to attend the 2020 Utrecht Summer School translational research course, “Translational Medicine: Doing the Right Research Right”, in Utrecht from July 12-17, 2020. This course, run by faculty of Utrecht University and the Eureka Institute, 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 the Utrecht Summer School program website here. This course is open to young or early faculty from a wide range of disciplines. Fellows with established translational research interests will also be considered for this opportunity.

In addition to the research course, CARRA, PReS and UCAN-CANDU have agreed to support Early/ Young Investigators to meet for an extra day to work on personal development plans and brainstorm ideas for collaborative research projects guided by Eureka Institute faculty and CARRA, PRES and UCAN-CANDU senior clinician scientists. Projects arising from this activity will receive priority consideration for pilot funding from CARRA/ PReS to develop a formal grant application.

Full Utrecht/Eureka Travel Award Details


PReS Travel Award

Not currently accepting applications. 

CARRA funds up to 2 travel awards for Early Investigators and/or fellows to attend the 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.

Full PReS Travel Award Details