Announcing Boston MCRC Pilot Grant RFA 2023

Boston Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Collaboratory, a NIAMS funded CCCR, is delighted to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for Pilot Project Grants

Funding Start Date: August 1, 2023

Funding available: $22,500.00

Key Dates

RFA Release Date:                March 1, 2023
Notification of Intent:          April 14, 2023
Application Due:                   June 1, 2023
Funding Start Date:             August 1, 2023

Boston MCRC awards one grant per year for a project period of 12 months. We encourage new applicants, however pending progress of already awarded pilots, the PI may submit a competitive renewal for a 2nd year of funding, which will be reviewed with all other applications.

The goal of the Pilot Program is to support clinical research opportunities with the MCRC providing clinical research study design and methodologic advice and assistance. The MCRC focus is on musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders and their impact. Successful applicants will periodically attend our multidisciplinary Research Accelerator to present updates and to receive methodologic input and feedback at various stages of their proposal, such as study design and analytic approaches.

For full details and the application please visit