Grant Opportunities


CARRA’s peer-reviewed Intramural Grant Program offers various funding opportunities to support investigators at all career levels and advance research that furthers our mission. CARRA values collaborative research, including studies with an international reach and those that are high impact, innovative and may lead to additional funding.

over 143

grants awarded since 2016

5.3 million+



institutions funded

Funding Opportunities

The following grants will be available to CARRA members in our next cycle:

CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Grants

Small Grants

1 or 2-year award

Up to 5 awards

$50,000 per award

Large Grants

2-year award

Up to 2 awards

$100,000 per award

Fellow Grants

1-year award

Up to 2 awards

$25,000 per award

Health Equity Research Grants

2-year award

Up to 2 awards

$100,000 per award

Mentored Career Development Award

3-year award

Up to 2 awards

$375,000 per award

Advancing Biosample Collection Awards

2-year award

Up to 3 awards

$50,000 per award

Bridge Award

1 award

$125,000 per award

Additional Grant Opportunities

CARRA also accepts the following applications on a rolling basis:

Publication Support Grant

This award funds publication costs (not eligible for support from the investigator’s institution or other funding mechanisms) for CARRA-related manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Up to $3000

Data Analysis Support Grant

This award supports qualitative or quantitative data analyses on existing CARRA datasets from collaborative research projects. Funds may be requested to complete a fixed set of tasks that will result in the timely publication of results. The investigator should have the necessary data in hand at the time of the application submission.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Up to $10,000

Important Dates

  • Nov 2023: RFAs available for review on Proposal Central
  • Dec 15, 2023: Proposal Central opens for application submissions
  • Jan 5, 2024: Deadline for all data/sample requests related to grant applications
  • March 15, 2024: Application Deadline
  • June 2024: Applicant Notifications
  • July 1, 2024: Project Period Start Date

Important Information

  • All grant applications will be submitted via Proposal Central.
  • All applicants must register as users on Proposal Central here.
  • Click here for Proposal Central’s guide on how to set up an account.
  • Click here for Proposal Central’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).
  • Still need help with Proposal Central? Reach out to Proposal Central’s Support Desk.

“The impact of this grant (CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Career Development Award) on my career cannot be overstated. This award is an “infusion of life support” to my research career.”

 – 2022 Awardee Tamar Rubinstein, MD, MS, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

“Engagement and Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults with Childhood-onset Lupus”

For questions about CARRA’s peer-reviewed, intramural grant program, please contact Marcia Smith, CARRA Grants Manager at [email protected].

Read more about findings from CARRA-supported awards.