Grants & Funding


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.

Not currently accepting applications.


  • Currently an early investigator (<7 years post-fellowship; no age maximum) or fellow with established translational research interests and experience
  • Current CARRA member (early investigators must be current with paid membership dues)

Submission Requirements

  • Your CV
  • A personal statement: This should consist of less than one page describing yourself, your career goals, and any ongoing translational projects.  Include details on how you will benefit from this opportunity, and what, if any, specific impact your participation will have on CARRA.
  • Letter of support from current division chief or program director stating that you will be permitted to attend.


  • Funds we be provided as reimbursement after the meeting. Copies of original receipts are required.
  • Selected participants will be asked to provide a write-up about their experience for the CARRA newsletter. 

If you have any questions about the program or applying for sponsorship, please contact Brian Mondragón Jones at [email protected].