The Scleroderma Foundation is accepting applications from promising established investigators both inside and outside the field of scleroderma research for pilot studies aimed at obtaining preliminary data dealing with an innovative theme related to the disease. Grants are intended to support pilot research likely to lead to more substantial unlimited research project grants from federal or non-federal sources. Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years.
Applications may be submitted by U.S. nonprofit organizations such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories. Foreign organizations and institutions also are eligible. The principle investigator on the study must have a doctoral degree in medicine, osteopathy, veterinary medicine, or one of the sciences; have completed a postdoctoral fellowship; and have been principal investigator on grants from the Scleroderma Foundation or other national, private, or government agency in the past.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Scleroderma Foundation website.