Research Funding Available for Rheumatologists in Community-Based Practice

The Rheumatology Research Foundation is now accepting applications for the Innovative Research Award for Community Practitioners (IRACP).  Rheumatologists in community-based practice who, in addition to taking care of patients, want to test their own observations through research are encouraged to apply today.

The IRACP is available to rheumatologists involved in a solo practice, single or group specialty practice, or hospital system, regardless of research experience. The amount and term of the IRACP is $50,000 to $200,000 per year, up to two years based on the needs and scope of the project. An outstanding recipient of the IRACP will be chosen by the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Council to receive the distinguished Norman B. Gaylis, MD, Research Award for Rheumatologists in Community Practice.


June 1, 2018 – Letter of Intent

July 2, 2018 – Application

Click the links below to access specific information about the various funding programs:

Innovation research award (IRAP) flyer 2018

General Foundation Awards flyer

For more information about this award and other funding opportunities for Career Development, Training and Research, please visit

Questions? Please contact Damian Smalls, Director of Awards and Grants at or (404) 365-1373.