Funding Opportunities

PREMIER has several funding opportunities throughout the year. These grants are intended for projects that are translational in nature with studies focused on advancing precision medicine in rheumatology. Projects related to all types of rheumatologic and/or human autoimmune diseases will be considered. Projects should utilize human samples or show direct links to rheumatologic/autoimmune disease in humans. 

PREMIER  has two funding mechanisms

1. Resource Allocation Program (RAP). We sponsor two different grant mechanisms targeting established ($50,000
maximum) and junior investigators ($40,000 maximum).  RAP has two funding cycles per year in the Fall and Spring.

established investigators

junior investigators

To submit an application go to:
Next cycle applications open: August 20, 2018 (Fall Cycle)
Next submissions deadline: September 17, 2018 (Fall Cycle)
Last cycle: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 2pm PDT (Spring Cycle)


2.  Core Usage Grants. These smaller grants ($1,000-$6,000) are managed directly by PREMIER. They  provide funds for investigators’ use of PREMIER Core Services. 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. There will be two application cycles per year, in June and November.

For grant application instructions: 
Next cycle applications open: April 1, 2018
Next submissions deadline: June 1, 2018 at 5pm PDT
Last cycle: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5pm PDT


All potential applicants should contact us by filling out a Service Request Form after becoming a PREMIER member [ Join Now ].  Please indicate in your message which grant mechanism you are planning to apply for, so that center personnel can assist with your proposal. 

For further questions or comments, please contact or 415-502-3558.