Rheumatology Research Foundation: Investigator Award

The Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) is accepting applications to support junior investigators (with a faculty appointment) during the period they are developing a project that will be competitive for NIH funding. The award is intended to support basic science, translational and clinical investigators engaged in research relevant to the rheumatic diseases for the period between the completion of post-doctorate fellowship training and establishment as an independent investigator. Award amount is up to $375,000 for up to three (3) years. The application deadline is July 3, 2017.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Rheumatology Research Foundation: Investigator Award
http://www.rheumresearch.org

The Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) is accepting applications to support junior investigators (with a faculty appointment) during the period they are developing a project that will be competitive for NIH funding. The award is intended to support basic science, translational and clinical investigators engaged in research relevant to the rheumatic diseases for the period between the completion of post-doctorate fellowship training and establishment as an independent investigator. Eligible applicants must meet the citizenship and other eligibility requirements outlined in RRF’s Award and Grants Policies. Furthermore, eligible applicants must be ACR or ARHP members at the time of submission and for the duration of the award; there are different criteria for eligible applicants based on either ACR or AHRP membership. The Foundation does not currently support PhD’s working on basic science grants. Applicants must have a faculty appointment (e.g. instructor, assistant professor) at the time of the application, and a firm institutional commitment to support the applicant’s academic career for the duration of the award. Applicants must be able to commit a minimum of 75 percent full-time professional effort to the research (including at least 50 percent effort to the proposed project). Former or current principal investigators of research grants (at the K level or higher, including institutional K) and past awardees of this or equivalent Foundation grants are NOT eligible to apply. Applicant may not apply for the Scientist Development Award in the same funding cycle. Indirect costs cannot exceed 8% of the total direct costs.

Application Deadline: July 3, 2017. Award notifications made in December 2017 with award term beginning July 1, 2018. Application Guidelines for the award: https://www.rheumresearch.org/file/awards/2017/IA_FY19_RFA.pdf.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.2867.

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