Scleroderma Foundation 2017 Research Grant Opportunities

On behalf of the Scleroderma Foundation’s Research Committee, we are pleased to announce the organization’s 2017 grant opportunities.

The Scleroderma Foundation is the leading nonprofit supporter of scleroderma research, funding an average of $1 million in peer-reviewed grants annually to find the cause and cure of scleroderma. The Foundation has committed over $20 million for scleroderma research and the research program continues to be a top priority in the Foundation’s mission.

The Foundation offers three distinct research grants which are designed to foster the development of innovative and high quality research by new and established investigators in fields related to scleroderma. These are the Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant, the Scleroderma Foundation Established Investigator Grant and the Multi-Center Collaborative Research Grant (SCORE).

We hope that these opportunities will be of interest to you and that you will share it with your colleagues. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 800-722-4673, via email at, or by visiting


Robert J. Riggs
Chief Executive Officer

P.S. The deadline for grant submissions is September 15, 2016, delivered by 5:00 pm EST.

2017 Scleroderma Foundation Grant Opportunities

New Investigator Grant
For new investigators who hold faculty or equivalent positions and who wish to pursue a career in research related to scleroderma.
This grant will support promising research that is likely to lead to individual research project grants and is designed to facilitate the entry of new investigators into this area of research.
Applicants may request up to $50,000 per year for up to three years not to exceed $150,000.
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Established Investigator Grant
For established investigators both inside and outside the field of scleroderma research who wish to propose pilot studies to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to scleroderma.
This grant will support pilot research that is likely to lead to more substantial research pilot grants from federal or non-federal sources.
Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years not to exceed $150,000.
International applicants are eligible to apply only for the Established Investigator Grant.
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The Multi-Center Collaborative Research Grant (SCORE)
This grant is designed to support and enhance collaborations to advance significant research on scleroderma.
Grant supports collaborative basic, translational or clinical research projects involving two or more Scleroderma Foundation Centers at different institutions.
The project must clearly state the proposed impact and significance of the research. Investigators must demonstrate the synergy and added value of the proposed collaboration, i.e., “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Applicants may request up to $500,000 for 2 years.
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 1, 2016
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DEADLINE for all grant proposals is September 15, 2016 by 5:00 EST.

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