Grants & Funding


Applications due: March 23

Utrecht/ Eureka 2020 Travel Award

July 12-18
Utrecht, the Netherlands

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.

New This Year: Challenging the Future for Pediatric Rheumatology

In addition to the research course, CARRA, PReS and UCAN-CANDU have agreed to support Early/ Young Investigators to meet for an extra day (Saturday, July 18) 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 a 2021 joint CARRA-PReS RFA that will support the development of projects from cross-organizational collaborative groups.

The sponsorship will cover the course tuition (which includes housing and lunches), round trip coach airfare, and $550 for incidental expenses.


  • 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)
  • Ability to attend full course and the extra day dedicated to pediatric rheumatology (July 12-18, 2020)
  • Previous Utrecht travel award recipients are not eligible

Submission Requirements

The following application materials must be submitted online here no later than 5pm Pacific time on Monday March 23, 2020:

  • 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 the course and brainstorming session.


  • Decisions will be communicated to applicants by April 15.
  • Funds we be provided to sponsored participants as reimbursement after the meeting. Copies of original receipts are required.
  • Recipients of this award will be asked to provide a write-up about their experience for the CARRA newsletter.

This opportunity is made possible via the generous financial support of the Arthritis Foundation.

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