National Psoriasis Foundation

 
Funding Announcement: Request for Proposals

National Psoriasis Foundation Translational Research Grant

Purpose:

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is seeking grant applications that encourage the advancement of innovative research into psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Translational Research Grants fund research initiatives that focus on the rapid translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications with a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease.

Special for 2015: Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant

In a special collaboration with the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF), the NPF and ANRF will jointly fund one translational research project focused specifically on psoriatic arthritis. To apply for this special opportunity, applicants must meet special eligibility criteria described below. For consideration, eligible applicants must complete the standard Translational Research Grant application and identify their interest in the designated location. Eligible applicants may use a single application to be considered for both the traditional Translational Research Grant and the Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant.

Anticipated number of awards:

As many as five new Translational Research Grants will be awarded in 2015. Awards are contingent on the availability of funds and the receipt of sufficiently meritorious applications.

Budget and project period:

Applicants may request up to $100,000 (direct costs only) per year. The total project period for the application submitted in response to this Request for Proposals is two (2) years.

Eligibility:

For both the Translational Research Grant and Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant: The principal investigator must be personally and actively responsible for the conduct of the proposed research, and eligible to apply for research grants under the guidelines of the applicant’s host institution. The principal investigator need not be a United States citizen.

For the Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant only: Priority will be given to applicants who are senior postdoctoral fellows or early stage assistant professors transitioning to independence. Associate and full professors are deemed too senior for this award. Applicants may not have (or have ever had) an NIH R01 grant or equivalent. (“Or equivalent” is defined as receipt of an NIH K08 grant and other support totaling more than $200,000 per year.) The work must be completed at a U.S. nonprofit research institution.

Important deadlines:

Applications must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. They will be evaluated by an expert panel of peer reviewers and awards will be made no later than April 1, 2015.

Application:

The Translational Research Grant application is available at www.psoriasis.org/grants. All information regarding application length and format can be found in the Translational Grant Application Packet.

Questions:

For more information on the Translational Research Grant program please contact Research Programs Manager Michael Siegel, Ph.D. at research@psoriasis.org.

National Psoriasis Foundation Our Mission: To drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.