EULAR Research Funding

NEW: Improving Research Methods, Capabilities, and Processes Grant

This grant is intended to support the development of new tools that increase the quality, efficiency, and/or safety of RMD research. Research areas may include clinical, community, health outcomes, and/or health services research as well as implementation science.

Successful applicants will define challenges and barriers to the conduct of RMD research and propose the development of a solution that can be tested within the pilot project and/or with subsequent extramural funding.

Preference and highest priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear path to sustaining extramural funding or to direct implementation of improvements in RMD research. Please see below a list of examples of eligible topic areas and research questions.

Budget: EUR 50,000 per project

Call opening: September 15, 2022

Deadline: December 15, 2022

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List of examples of eligible topic areas and research questions

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Research Vouchers

The EULAR Research Centre offers several rapid funding opportunities (“vouchers”) to help investigators cover ad hoc expenses or services in support of their ongoing rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMD) research projects.

 

1. Research Service Voucher

The Research Service Voucher provides rapid funding of up to EUR 5,000 in expenses for purchasing core services, technology/equipment, and core resources in support of RMD research projects. The goal is to give investigators with limited research funds the support they need to nurture a small idea with big potential.

 Researchers can either:

  • Add new data collection to an existing (“parent”) RMD project to develop new research that is distinct from the aims of the parent project.

  • Collect information de novo, outside the context of an existing project, to support the development of new RMD research.

Budget: EUR 5,000 per project
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed quarterly
Upcoming application due date: 31 December, 2022

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2. EU Grant Development Voucher

This voucher provides rapid funding for purchasing professional grant writing support to apply for EU grants, such as the European Research Council (ERC) or Horizon Europe. Supported grant projects must address the needs of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

Budget: EUR 5,000 per project
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received

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3. Publication Support Voucher

This voucher provides rapid funding to support publications about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases research in high-quality peer-review journals. Preference will be given to EULAR-endorsed journals (i.e., Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), RMD open) and journals associated with national societies and organizations.

Budget: EUR 2,000 per project
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed quarterly
Upcoming application due date: 31 December, 2022
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Additional funding support by EULAR and FOREUM:

  • EULAR’s bursaries, grants, and exchange opportunities
    Every year, EULAR awards bursaries for courses, educational visits, and scientific trainings to researchers and health professionals from European countries in the field of rheumatology.

  • FOREUM Funding
    FOREUM is an independent fundraising institution for research funding based in Switzerland and supported by EULAR.

 

EU Funding Opportunities

 

 

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EU Funding Opportunities

The following provides an overview of EU health research and innovation funding opportunities relevant to EULAR activities, including information on the main funding instruments, sources of funding information, links to open calls and some project examples.

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