Core Usage Grants

PREMIER Core Usage Grants Request for Proposals

Maximum award amount is $6,000

Deadline June 15, 2017

PREMIER is offering Core Usage Grants to support investigator usage of PREMIER Core Services. The Core Usage Grant mechanism aims to provide funds (from $1,000-$6,000) for investigator use of PREMIER Core services to generate preliminary data or “proof of concept data” for pilot grants, extend funded projects into translational studies, or generate data for submission of extramural grants. Projects should seek to advance studies of precision medicine in autoimmune disease and are encouraged to cultivate new collaborations among investigators. Priority will be given to projects that lead established investigators into new directions, or projects involving new or young investigators in studies of precision medicine in autoimmune disease.

Eligibility for Core Usage Grants:

All applicants seeking funding through PREMIER for Core Usage grants must be members of the Center. Apply for membership through the PREMIER website:

All members who are full-time faculty or senior postdoctoral trainees (i.e., with ≥2 years training) are eligible to apply.


Please submit a single, 2-3 page PDF file to by June 15, 2017

Include the following information:

Name, Degree

University Position, type of PREMIER membership

Mentor (if applicable)

Mail Code


Phone number

Fax number

Grants administrator, with email contact info

One page description of the project and planned usage of a PREMIER Core

Budget for Core Usage costs, please include name of PREMIER Core personnel with whom budget was discussed. To obtain estimate for Core Usage costs, submit request to

State whether project will require 1) Human studies approval CHR/IRB 2) Animal studies approval ACORP and whether these approvals are in place or pending.


Questions or comments about this grant mechanism can be sent to

PREMIER: Precision Medicine in Rheumatology is an NIH/NIAMS funded P30 Resource Core Center at UCSF with the overarching goal of facilitating and enhancing precision medicine studies in rheumatic diseases. PREMIER aims to support investigators pursuing research in rheumatic and autoimmune diseases directed at advancing knowledge applicable to precision medicine.