Rheumatology Research Foundation: Scientist Development Award

The Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) is accepting applications to support individuals in the early stages of their career (typically Fellows-in-Training) or those without significant prior research experience who plan to embark on careers in biomedical and/or clinical research in arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The award is intended to provide support for a structured research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology. Award amount is up to $225,000 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: Scientist Development Award
http://www.rheumresearch.org

The Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) is accepting applications to support individuals in the early stages of their career (typically Fellows-in-Training) or those without significant prior research experience who plan to embark on careers in biomedical and/or clinical research in arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The award is intended to provide support for a structured research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology. This mentored career development program provides support for salary as well as research and/or education costs for the early years of research training in an environment where trainees may interact with established investigators in a clinical unit involved in the care of rheumatic diseases. :Junior investigators with a faculty appointment who are between the period of completed fellowship training and establishment as an independent investigator should consider applying for the Investigator Award. 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 be able to commit a minimum of 75 percent full-time professional effort to the research, career development, and other scholarly activities. Candidates may not spend more than 25 percent effort in clinical and/or teaching activities. 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. Applicants may not apply for the Investigator Award in the same funding cycle. Indirect costs are not allowed.

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/SDA-FY19_-Request-for-Applications.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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