Core Usage Grants

PREMIER Core Usage Grants Request for Proposals
Maximum award amount is $6,000
Application Open
December 5, 2022
Deadline May 1, 2023 at 5 pm PST

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.  We highly encourage applicants to contact PREMIER ([email protected]) while planning the application to obtain input regarding appropriateness for this grant mechanism as well as feasibility and budgeting for core services. 

Eligibility for Core Usage Grants: ​​

  • Must be a PREMIER member. To apply for membership, click here.
  • Must be a full-time faculty or senior postdoctoral trainees (i.e., with ≥2 years training).

Submit a 2-3 page PDF file by March 1, 2023 at 5 pm PST to [email protected].  Include the following information:

  • Title of the Proposed Study
  • Name, Degree
  • University Position, type of PREMIER membership
  • Mentor (if applicable)
  • UCSF Mailing Address
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • Grants administrator name, email, contact information
  • Budget for Core Usage costs (please include name of PREMIER Core personnel with whom budget was discussed). Note: To obtain estimate for Core Usage costs, submit a request.
  • State whether your project will require 1) Human studies approval CHR/IRB or 2) Animal studies approval ACORP and whether these approvals are in place or pending.  Note: The CDI core provides IRB Consultation and assistance with the IRB application.
  • One page description of the project and planned usage of a PREMIER core: Clinical Data and Informatics, Genomics Technology, Bioinformatics.

Questions or comments about this grant mechanism can be sent to [email protected].


Precision Medicine in Rheumatology (PREMIER ) 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.