Sjögren’s Foundation research grants are open to basic and clinical scientists holding an advanced degree (MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, OD and similar) at any U.S. university or research institution. Both junior and senior investigators may apply.
Yes. However, your application could meet several impediments in the scoring process. For example, one of the research program goals is to encourage innovative concepts. If you are proposing to continue the project for which you were supported previously, then the project will not be considered an innovative concept, as grants are provided with the idea that you will gather enough data to obtain additional funding from other entities. Another important consideration is what the investigator did with the data from the former grant.
No, indirect costs / management fees may not be covered by a Sjögren’s Foundation grant.
Letters of recommendation can be uploaded directly into Proposal Central and submitted with your application. If for any reason there is an issue in doing so, please contact the Foundation at research [at] sjogrens [dot] org (research[at]sjogrens[dot]org).
Publications can be uploaded directly into Proposal Central. As stated in the application, a maximum of five publications may be submitted. If for any reason there is an issue with including your publications within Proposal Central, please contact the Foundation at research [at] sjogrens [dot] org (research[at]sjogrens[dot]org).
No, figures, charts and literature cited may be included on top of the five-page description of your project.
The Foundation strives to coordinate and conduct a rigorous review of all grant applications in a timely manner, with a final decision and notifications to applicants being made in mid-May.
A committee of experts comprised of Sjögren’s experts from different research and medical specialties, as well as Foundation staff and the Foundation’s Board of Directors, will review and contribute to the decision on research grant selection.
As part of the review process, applications are considered in terms of:
- The quality of the science
- Whether the proposal is innovative
- Whether the investigator is qualified to carry out the proposed work
- Whether the project is feasible given the time frame and budget
- The impact the work will have on Sjögren’s patients
The High Impact Research Grant was designed to support more fully developed research proposals, which should already have some of the necessary preliminary data and methodology in place to move forward into the next phase of the project.
The Pilot Research Grant was designed to assist investigators in conducting feasibility studies, collecting preliminary data or other research assistance necessary to advance the project. Outcomes from this funding will ideally help prepare investigators to pursue additional, larger forms of grant funding.
The Dynamic Research Grant was designed to support time-sensitive and critical work that falls outside of the Foundation’s normal grant cycle and funding opportunities (e.g., Pilot and High Impact Grants). Grant administration and deliverables are fully controlled and managed by the Foundation.
The Partner Research Grant was designed to support time-sensitive and critical work that falls outside of the Foundation’s normal grant cycle and funding opportunities (e.g., Pilot and High Impact Grants. Grant administration and deliverables are not fully controlled and/or managed by the Foundation.
If awarded a grant, investigators will be required to provide two mid-cycle reports and an end-of-project report. These reports will include a summary of the aims of the project, outcomes and budget.
The application period for the Pilot and High Impact Grants is a 3-month period beginning November 1st and ending the following February 1st.
Applications for the Dynamic and Partner Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Pilot grants may be funded for 1-2 years. High Impact Grants may be funded for 1-3 years.
Both Dynamic and Partner Grants may be funded for 1-2 years.
The funding period for Pilot and High Impact Grants begins on September 1st and goes through August 31st of the following year. For multi-year projects, each year will be based on the period of September 1st through August 31st.
Dynamic and Partner Grants may be funded on independent timelines.
Yes, no cost extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis and require the grantee to submit a written request.
All grant-related questions can be sent to research [at] sjogrens [dot] org (research[at]sjogrens[dot]org).
All grant applications should be submitted through Proposal Central.
Do you have a question not answered here? Contact us at research [at] sjogrens [dot] org (research[at]sjogrens[dot]org)