The Core will administer the Pilot and Feasibility Program and the JIT Core Usage Funding Program.

  1. The Pilot and Feasibility Program supports early phase, innovative research programs from new investigators, especially Assistant Professors. The RFA will be announced in early Spring and will support 2 projects per year up to a budget of $40,000 per year, with the option of renewing funding for a 2nd year. Pilot and Feasibility should be announced in February, applications due in April, announced in May and start in Sept.

The Announcement and Information can be found Here.

The Funded Pilot and Feasibility Programs can be found Here.

  1. The JIT Core Usage Funding Program is designed to provide quick access to funding for use in rheumatic disease-related projects in any of the WU-RDRRC-related Cores. All members can apply but priority will be given to faculty who do not have access to other subsidies or with limited extramural funding. We recommend consulting with the Core(s) and Directors to I determine the appropriateness of the projects and in order to avoid duplicating discounts on any specific service. Call for applications will be announced quarterly. Funds may be requested for services for up to $2,000 and up to 2 Cores maximum, per JIT application cycle. Just In Time’s submission dates will be January, April, July, and October.

The Just In Time Submission form can be found Here.

The Funded Just In Time Submissions can be found Here.