Grants & Funding

CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Publication Support Grant

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 $3,000 based on publication costs and justification provided. Applications not adhering to requirements will not be considered for funding. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Now Accepting Applications

Prior to submitting any materials for external publication, please ensure your draft is in accordance with the CARRA Publications and Presentations Guidelines.

Please allow the following time for review of your submission:

  • Abstracts: 7 Days
  • Meeting Proceeding: 7 Days
  • Paper/Manuscript: 3 Weeks
  • Poster: 7 Days
  • Press Release: 7 Days
  • Slides: 7 Days

For more information, please click here.

Publication Support Grant Applications to Include:

  • Publisher Costs Documentation
  • Justification Letter (limit 1 page)

Review the detailed application instructions prior to submission. CARRA Staff is available to assist with the application process and to answer questions. Contact us by emailing [email protected].


Important Information for Publication Support Grant Submissions

General Information:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • There is no pre-specified number of grants available.
  • The funding limit of this grant mechanism is $3,000.
  • Indirect Costs are NOT allowed.


  • Read the CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Publication Support Grant instructions carefully.
  • Submit your completed CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Publication Support Grant application via the online grant submission system.
  • Contact [email protected] with any eligibility or application questions.


  • The project PI must be a current CARRA member in good standing who is up-to-date on both membership dues and membership information (location, contact information, and membership status).
  • Investigator must have documentation of acceptance for publication by a reputable and indexed academic journal.
  • The manuscript must be a CARRA-related project. Examples include manuscripts based on:
    • CARRA-sponsored studies such as the Registry, APPLE, the consensus treatment plan pilot studies
    • Results from CARRA-Arthritis Foundation grants
    • Surveys of the CARRA membership
    • work completed in the CARRA workgroups and/or at the CARRA annual meeting
  • CARRA Board of Directors and Executive Committee members are not eligible to apply.

Funding Notifications

  • Applicants will be notified of funding decisions within 3-4 weeks of application submission.

Awardee Expectations/Reporting

  • All awardees of CARRA-Arthritis Foundation funding must abide by the procedures outlined in the CARRA Publications Policy when presenting/publishing findings from their projects. This includes submitting all abstracts and manuscripts to the CARRA Publications Committee for approval prior to submission and acknowledging the support of CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation by including the following language: “The authors wish to acknowledge CARRA, and the ongoing Arthritis Foundation financial support of CARRA.” Refer to the current Publications Policy for complete details.
  • Awardees must sign and obtain an institutional signature and return the Award Acceptance Acknowledgement form to CARRA in order for project funds to be released.
  • Awardees will need to provide their institution’s W-9 in order for funds to be released.
  • Awardees are expected to submit PDF version of their final published manuscript to [email protected].
  • Awardees must provide a photo for CARRA and Arthritis Foundation for publication and communication purposes.