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CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Fellow Grant Application

CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Fellow Grant

CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Fellow Grant (up to $25,000)
This grant mechanism is exclusively available for fellows entering their third year who wish to perform a CARRA-related research project (utilizing the CARRA network, the CARRA Registry or data and/or samples from other CARRA studies). The project must not be necessary to meet the ABP requirement for scholarly work product, but it may be supplemental. The intent of this funding program is to augment the fellow’s research portfolio by supporting a project that extends, enhances or is distinct from their primary scholarly project, as defined and required by the ABP for Board eligibility. It is the expectation of CARRA that fellows and programs will honor this intent. The funding limit for a Fellow Grant is $25,000. At present, CARRA anticipates funding 2-4 awards per year. Funds will be provided to the awardee’s institution as a lump sum to be set up in a sundry account and used by the principal investigator(s) according to the project budget. Applications are due February 16, 2019.
  • The funding limit of each grant is $25,000.
  • This is a total costs award. If indirects are requested, they must be inclusive of the maximum funding amount of $25,000. Indirects may not exceed 8%.
  • A given investigator can only receive one fellow grant per 365 day period.
  • The project period is one year beginning July 1, 2019.
  • A final progress report is required no later than 45 days after the project period end date.
  • Awardees are expected to submit an abstract and attend the CARRA Annual Meeting until project is complete/final results are presented.
  • If the project is not completed within the project period, the award recipient may request a no-cost extension (NCE) for up to 12 months. Recipient must submit a No-Cost Extension Request Form no more than 90 days prior, and no less than 30 days prior, to the project period end date and include a satisfactory plan for completion. An interim progress report is required as part of the no-cost extension request.
  • If the PI is unable to complete the project, any unexpended balance must be returned to CARRA.
  • Funds will be provided to the awardee as an unrestricted grant provided as a lump sum to a sundry account used by the PI according to the project budget.
  • Salary/Effort: Salary support CANNOT be requested for fellows or Co-I(s), but can be used to support other personnel essential to the project and is limited to a base salary cap of $200,000, but can include payment of local fringe rates (on top of the $200,000 salary cap).
Application Instructions
Complete the online application. Use of the templates provided on the CARRA website is REQUIRED. Submission deadline is February 16, 2019. Applications should include:
  • Project Summary/Abstract (300 word limit)
  • Lay Summary (150 word limit)
  • Specific Aims (1 page)
  • Research Plan (3 page limit)
  • References (no page limit)
  • Budget Table (limit 1 page)
  • Budget Justification (no page limit)
  • NIH-formatted Biosketches for PI(s) and Co-I(s) (5 page limit per biosketch)
  • Letters of support
    • Mentor Letter of Support
    • Program Director Letter of Support
    • Letters of support from collaborators, mentors and institution are highly recommended.
  • Research Assurances
  • Appendix
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