New Investigator Grant
Purpose: The Scleroderma Foundation is seeking applications from promising new investigators who hold faculty or equivalent positions and who wish to pursue a career in research related to systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma). This grant will support promising research that is likely to lead to individual research project grants.
Eligibility Requirements: Applications may be submitted by domestic non-profit organizations, public and private such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories. Foreign organizations and institutions are not eligible. These new investigator grants may not be used to support thesis or dissertation research or fellowship training. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Medicine, Osteopathy, Veterinary Medicine or one of the sciences and must have completed a postdoctoral fellowship by the grant award date. Applicants who have been a Principal Investigator on grants from the Scleroderma Foundation or other national, private or government agencies other than fellowship grants are not eligible for this award.
Investigators who have questions about eligibility should contact the Scleroderma Foundation (see below).
Mechanism of Support: Applicants may request up to $50,000 (Up to 8% of the Direct Costs per year of award may be set aside as indirect costs. The indirect costs will be subtracted from the yearly total (up to $50,000) of the award.) per year for up to three years (total for three years not to exceed $150,000). These awards are not renewable. Before completion of this grant, investigators are encouraged to seek continuing support for research through other grant mechanisms through private or government agencies. Replacement of the Principal Investigator on this award is not permitted. There will be no routine escalation for future years.
Awards are contingent on the availability of funds and the receipt of sufficiently meritorious applications meeting the stated eligibility requirements.
Research Objectives: The Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant is designed to facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into areas of research related to SSc.