THIS WEEK - 2/28/2022


DUE TOMORROW! 2022 CARRA Awards Nominations

Recognize your colleagues with a CARRA award! There are now five different ways to do so.

The deadline is Tuesday, March 1. Make your nomination TODAY!

  • CARRA Outstanding Service Award
  • CARRA Outstanding Research Coordinator Award
  • CARRA Outstanding Workgroup Leader Award
  • CARRA Outstanding Patient/Caregiver Service Award
  • CARRA Early Investigator Award


Registration opens TOMORROW for the 2022 CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting!

The online event will run May 2 - 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET. Schedule and details will be available soon. Have you blocked your calendar?

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We'll send you a link to register via email. You'll also be able to find it on the ASM 2022 web page.

Is your membership up to date?

To register for some of our CARRA ASM sessions, you must be a current member. Membership also includes significant benefits, like access to grants and other research-related resources. Renew today!


Register by March 17: 2022 CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Pediatric Residents Program

To address the shortage of pediatric rheumatologists, and to expose pediatric residents to the field, CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation are supporting pediatric residents’ attendance at our 2022 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting.


Orientation: March 22, 5 - 6:30 p.m. ET

Pediatric Residents Program session: April 13, 7:30 - 9 p.m. ET

Registration deadline: March 17


The goals of the CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Pediatric Residents Program are to:

  • Provide pediatric residents with access to the broad pediatric rheumatologic community
  • Encourage interested pediatric residents to consider careers in pediatric rheumatology
  • Introduce pediatric residents to the resources of the Arthritis Foundation


Questions? Contact CARRA Assistant Executive Director Jen Kowalski at [email protected].

CARRA Funding Opportunities

You still have time to apply for a spring grant...but the deadline is coming up!

All Spring Cycle Grants (Small, Fellow, Career Development, Implementation Science, ABC)

  • Application portal closes March 14 at 11:59 p.m. CT

Contact Grants Manager Cassidy Mazurek with questions. 

External Opportunities

Funding and educational opportunities for researchers, patients and families.

Education Opportunities for Researchers

PReS Academy: MAS-sJIA Hybrid Course

March 17 - 18 | Rome, Italy | 200 €

  • Expert speakers include CARRA members
  • Visit the course site for full details

PReS Academy: Vasculitis Hybrid Course

March 28 - 29 | Barcelona, Spain | 200 €

Funding Opportunities for Researchers

Lupus Foundation of America

Due April 15, 4 p.m. CT | Applications below

Now accepting grant applications aimed to develop the next generation of lupus scientific leaders.


Due April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET | $30,000

NIAMS PORTICO is seeking applications for innovative research in approaches that will support development of precision medicine in pediatric rheumatic and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases (PMSKD).

You must be a PORTICO Associate member to apply. There is no membership fee, and early career investigators and fellows are encouraged to apply.

Funding Opportunities for Your Patients

Arthritis Foundation Champions College Scholarship

Due March 31, 5 p.m. ET | Guidelines | Application

The Arthritis Champions Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with arthritis or a related rheumatic disease.

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