Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Research Funding Opportunities
In 2012, the SSF will change its grants program to solely focus on funding innovative concepts. As a result, all research grants will be Innovative Concept Grants and target support for the initial evaluation of hypotheses that reach beyond the current paradigsm of the topic areas of Sjögren's research. The Foundation wants to ensure that its funding is used to encourage new investigators to explore novel concepts and provide the data necessary for obtaining additional funding from other sources.
Grants will be awarded in the amount of $35,000 a year for two years, depending on satisfactory progress, and a human study that reviewers deem to be the most innovative project will be eligible for a $50,000 grant. All investigators will apply for the $35,000 grant.
SSF research grants are open to basic and clinical scientists holding an advanced degree (MD, DDS, DMD, or PhD) at any U.S. university or research institution. Both junior and senior investigators may apply. For physicians, advanced clinical training in a specialty related to Sjögren’s, such as rheumatology or ophthalmology, is desirable.
The application receipt deadline is February 1 each year. The grant funding period is July 1 through June 30.
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