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CARRA Small Grant Application

CARRA Small Grant

CARRA Small Grant (up to $25,000)

This opportunity is available to support projects in development. The research project can be a pilot, continuation of ongoing research, or other clinical or translational research project 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. CARRA has two small grant submission cycles per year and there is no pre-specified number of grants available. The next due date is October 1, 2017

  • There is no prespecified number of grants available
  • The funding limit of each grant is $25,000 (Requests for a lesser amount are highly encouraged)
  • 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 apply for one grant per year.
  • There will be two rounds per year. The submission deadlines are October 1, and March 1.
  • The project period is one year from the date of award.
  • A project report is required upon completion of the project or end of project period, whichever occurs first.
  • Awardees are expected to submit an abstract and attend the CARRA Annual Meeting in 2018.
  • If there is an unexpended balance at the end of the project period, a statement from the PI detailing the project status and forward plan for completion is required. There is no requirement for an accounting statement or formal application for a no cost extension.
  • If the PI is unable to complete the project, any unexpended balance will be returned to CARRA.
  • This funding mechanism is not intended for projects that are already eligible/appropriate for extramural funding.
  • Funds will be provided to the awardee through one of 2 mechanisms:
    1. By invoice for payment for materials or services in support of the funded project; or
    2. As an unrestricted grant provided as a lump sum to a sundry account used by the PI according to the project budget.
  • Complete the online application. Submission deadline is October 1, 2017.
  • View the recipients of CARRA’s 2016 Small Grants
Application Must Include:
  • Project proposal which includes
    • Specific aims (1 page)
    • Research plan (3 page limit)
    • References (no page limit)
  • Budget and justification (no page limit)
  • NIH-formatted biosketches for PI and all co-Is (4 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 for all other applications are highly recommended.
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