CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Large Grant

CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Large Grant (up to $50,000)
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. Applications may be for all-inclusive clinical or translational research projects or pilot/preliminary research projects 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. CARRA has one large grant submission cycle per year and will award up to 2 projects. Submission of a letter of intent is required by September 1, 2019. Full applications are due October 1, 2019.
  • A given investigator can only apply for one large grant per year.
  • The first deadline is for the Letter of Intent (LOI). All LOIs are due by September 1, 2018. The submission deadline for the application is October 1, 2018. Late submissions will not receive funding consideration.
  • This is a total costs award. If indirects are requested, they must be inclusive of the maximum funding amount of $50,000. Indirects may not exceed 8%.
  • The project period is one year beginning April 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.
Upload a one-page LOI by September 1, 2019.
  • The LOI should be a one-page letter which includes:
    • a summary of the full proposal with a short description of aims of the project involved
    • name of the PI(s) and submitting institution
    • a list of key personnel and role(s)
    • a description of how the project aligns with CARRA’s mission
  • The LOI MUST be on institutional letterhead and signed by the Principal Investigator.
  • The LOI is for informational purposes only, and approval from CARRA is not needed to proceed with the full application.
Application Must Include
Complete the online application. Use the template provided for each document – available on the CARRA website. Submission deadline is October 1, 2019. Applications should include:
  • Project Summary (300 word limit)
  • Lay Summary (150 word limit)
  • Specific Aims (1 page limit)
  • Research Plan (5 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
    • Required for budgets that include investigator effort (include letter from division chief or other supervisor documenting that % effort is available, and confirming investigator salary).
    • Letters of support from collaborators, mentors and institution are highly recommended.
  • Research Assurances
  • Appendix (limit one attachment)
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