Phone: (414) 918-9822    Email: [email protected]

Grants and Funding

CARRA offers members various funding and internship opportunities to further research that leverages the CARRA network and positively impacts the pediatric rheumatology scientific community and advances the CARRA mission. Additional information for the different grant opportunities, including theapplication instructions and templates are available below.

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

Visit the Arthritis Foundation website: http://www.arthritis.org/                               


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Grant Program

Important Deadlines

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

No-Cost Extension Request and Progress Report Forms

Quick Links

Grant Recipients

Travel Awardees

Publications

Scientific Review Committee Roster

Additional Funding Opportunities

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 Research Administrator at 414-918-9822. Staff will reply as quickly as possible.


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Small Grant

Deadline: February 15, 2019

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

Deadline: February 15, 2019

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


Utrecht Summer School CARRA Sponsorship Program

Deadline: March 25, 2019

CARRA is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for up to 2 early investigators to receive sponsorship to participate in this year’s Utrecht summer school program course entitled “Translational Medicine: Doing the Right Research Right.” Fellows with established translational research interests will also be considered for this opportunity. The course will take place July 7 – July 12, 2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The sponsorship will cover the 850 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.

Click here for complete details for the 2019 RFA.


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Large Grant

Deadline has passed. Next round will be due October 1, 2019.

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 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 (up to 5 awards)

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


CARRA Research Coordinator Advisory Committee (RCAC) Scholarships for Professional Certification and Continuing Education

Now Accepting Applications

CARRA’s RCAC is offering 13 scholarships of up to $200 each to help supplement costs of completing or continuing SOCRA or ACRP certification for CARRA research coordinators.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and each applicant can only receive funding once per fiscal year.

Applicants must be current CARRA Research Associate (coordinator) members.
Applications are submitted at: https://wiki.carragroup.org/display/RAAC/RCAC+Applications

If you have any questions, you can email Jennifer Woo, RCAC Chair, at [email protected].

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis (up to 13 awards)


CARRA Registry Internship

Not currently accepting applications.

CARRA offers up to two CARRA Registry Intern positions annually. The CARRA Registry Internship will require 25% effort for one year. The internship may be eligible for a one year renewal, depending on availability of funds and/or intern productivity.  This opportunity is supported through funds received via our partnership with the Arthritis Foundation.

Click here for complete details in the 2019 RFA.


CARRA-Arthritis Foundation PReS/EULAR 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 (finished fellowship in 2012 or later) 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.


 


 

CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Registry Research Coordinator Pilot Support Program

Not currently accepting applications.

The next round of CARRA Registry Research Coordinator Pilot Support Programs will be announced in 2019.

CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation are committed to supporting our CARRA Registry sites and believe firmly in the importance of a dedicated coordinator to support enrollment and ongoing maintenance of the CARRA Registry and sub studies. As such, we are pleased to announce a pilot program that will provide funding to a limited number of current CARRA Registry sites for salary support for a CARRA Registry research coordinator.

Click here for complete details in the 2018 RFA.


Additional Funding Opportunities:

Pfizer offers support for your independently-run health care quality improvement initiatives through online resources and medical education grants.
Review opportunities here.

NIAMS Research Funding

NIAID Research Funding

ACR Awards and Grants