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Disease Targeted Research Pilot Grant

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These smaller pilot grants are intended to provide seed funds to scientists with novel ideas. This allows investigators to gather preliminary data to determine whether a greater investment is needed in their research idea or if they should change direction in order to maximize outcomes. Investigators studying a wide array of arthritis and related inflammatory diseases will have the opportunity to explore extremely novel ideas within a low-risk, high-reward funding model.


Request for Applications

Please download and read the entire Request for Applications (RFA).


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Online Application

Check back May 1, 2015 to access the online application!


Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM ET on the deadline day.

Upcoming Deadline

December 1, 2015


Instructions for All Awards

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Awards and Grants Policies

In addition to guidelines stated in the RFA, all applicants and award recipients must abide by Rheumatology Research Foundation Awards and Grants Policy at all times.


If you have any questions, please contact Eryn Marchiolo at or by phone at 404-633-3777 ext. 106.


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