The following collection of links to research opportunities was gathered by
the ACR Committee on Research, and is presented in alphabetical order.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
A list of current
research grant opportunities is offered in areas such as large conference support,
translating research into practice, and patient-centered care.
Alliance for Lupus Research
Detailed information is available on the proposal and review process and a link is provided to "proposalCENTRAL" for online submission of applications.
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
This site provides basic contact information and descriptions of the programs,
including research, which the organization supports. There are also
links provided to other websites related to autoimmune disorders.
American Diabetes Association
The ADA site includes a description of the types of research funded: peer-reviewed
projects aimed at preventing, treating and curing all types of diabetes. Examples
include genetics, islet cell biology, immunology, diabetes education and behavioral
research. A link is provided to application forms and program descriptions
targeted at medical students and junior faculty. Information on previous award winners recipients is also available.
This site offers information on the major initiatives funded by the Arthritis Foundation: Career Development and Training Programs; Basic and Clinical Research; and Special Targeted Research Initiatives. A link is offered to submit proposals online via "proposalCENTRAL".
Arthritis National Research Foundation
This organization is a funding source for young scientists working on basic and clinical autoimmune diseases. Grants are awarded competitively, and ANRF gives 10-15 awards of $75,000 for one or two years.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
This site contains information about ongoing research supported by CCF, as well as the current
criteria for CCFA grants. Application forms and submission deadlines are also
Johnson & Johnson /Society for the Arts in Healthcare
The aim of this organization is to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. Proposals are being sought from healthcare organizations and/or arts agencies working in partnership to produce innovative projects to serve patients, their families, and caregivers in healthcare settings to promote healing and preventative health. J&J/SAH projects may be located in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, hospices, medical schools, public health services, or other community health programs.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
This site contains abstracts of currently funded research. Information is
also available to prospective researchers on JDRF's soon-to-be-implemented
electronic application submission process, priority areas of funding, and on
JDRF's Centers for Diabetes Research.
Lupus Research Institute
This site provides descriptions of funded projects targeted
at investigators utilizing novel approaches to lupus research and clinical
innovations. Information regarding grant guidelines is also available.
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
The LFA has focused its support on areas of research where gaps in understanding of lupus exist and where other public and private organizations are not focusing their efforts. Their site includes information on their funding opportunities as well as opportunities through external agencies in the area of lupus research.
National Institutes of Health
The ACR has developed a comprehensive guide to funding opportunities available
from the NIH for rheumatology-related research.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
This site provides a Frequently Asked Questions
document that details the types of programs funded for investigators.
The Resources for Researchers page provides information on specimen banks,
clinical trials, and results published by recent Society grantees.
National Psoriasis Foundation
This site describes the foundation's “seed grants” which support innovative
research projects in psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Grants are intended
to support preliminary investigations that can be later expanded for NIH or
other funding. A research grant application can be downloaded in PDF format.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides research funding for an array of solicited and unsolicited projects. Research grants account for roughly 20 percent of Foundation awards. Projects are quite diverse, ranging from small, quick-strike targeted research studies that inform the strategic direction of our grantmaking to more elaborate research-driven demonstrations. On the site, you can view an outline of different research categories. The Foundation also sponsors a Physician Faculty Scholars Program, is intended to strengthen the leadership and academic productivity of junior medical school faculty dedicated to improving health and health care.
SLE Lupus Foundation, Inc.
The SLE Lupus Foundation site includes Requests for Proposals and application forms for its research grants, career development awards, and extended fellowships.
This site offers a Research section that describes the mission and philosophy
of the Scleroderma Foundation. Proposals by researchers new to the field of
scleroderma are preferred although studies in new directions by established
researchers are considered as well. Details of the proposal format and timetables
for submission and review are given.
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation
This organization's focus is “first stage funding” for projects designed to
produce evidence required by more mainstream funding sources at a later date.
Details on the application process are included for research fellowships.
The U.S. Government has created a Web site as a central source for information
about all competitive grant opportunities through Federal grant-making agencies.