Cure JM Fellowship Award In Juvenile Myositis

The mission of Cure JM is to find better treatments and a cure for Juvenile Myositis, and improve the lives of families affected by JM.

The purpose of the fellowship award is:

To support the training of physicians in pediatric rheumatology to gain clinical and research expertise in Juvenile Myositis.

Award Amount:

$60,000/year for 2 years

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • MD and completed a pediatric residency program
  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd year fellows in pediatric rheumatology at a center that trains physicians in the specialty of Juvenile Myositis.
  • A two-year award following the completion of the 1st year of a pediatric rheumatology training program.
  • The fellowship will be awarded to doctors in an academic center in the United States that has a clinical and research program in Juvenile Myositis and
  • Participation in clinic seeing Juvenile Myositis patients under the supervision of Pediatric Rheumatologists experienced with Juvenile Myositis.
  • Completion of a research project (basic science, clinical or translational) pertaining to JM within the two-year time frame of the fellowship award.
  • Must be able to devote at least 75% of their time to research.

Award Terms:

  • A Fellowship recipient will receive $60,000/year to support salary and fringe benefits and for Cure JM annual conference.
  • The award is paid in 2 equal installments to the institution in July and January as outlined below.
  • Other trainee expenses are to be covered by the recipient’s institutional program.

Application Deadline:

December 15, 2017

Notification of Award:

February, 2018

Award term begins:

July 1, 2018

Year 1 Year 2
Payment 1 July, 2018 July, 2019
Payment 2 January, 2019 January, 2020
  • Proof of research progress must be submitted after the completion of year 1 of the award.
  • At the end of the award period, the institution must provide Cure JM with a final budget reconciliation. All unused funds must be returned to Cure JM Foundation.

The fellowship recipient is required to attend the annual Cure JM conference in June 2018 and GCOM 2019. (Cure JM will provide additional funding to attend Global Conference on Myositis-GCOM--2019)

Fellowship Award Review

Application and research proposals are reviewed by selected members of CARRA or other experts in the field utilizing the NIH Grant Application Scoring System. The proposal scores along with feedback from the reviewers will be shared with the Cure JM Research Committee for evaluation. The Research committee will make recommendations for funding to the Cure JM Board for a final funding decision. Applicants will be notified by the Cure JM Director for Research when a decision is made.

Reports and Payments

A progress report is required to be submitted by the award recipient and shall be due no later than 30 days after the close of the first year. A Final Report including a financial report is required within 60 days after the end of the fellowship award period. A layperson summary (300 words or less) of major accomplishments and relevance to JM patients shall accompany the progress report and the final report. Award payments will be made as outlined above.

Proprietary Information

All Cure JM funded research must contain a lay person abstract for Cure JM’s use in press releases. Cure JM Foundation must be acknowledged in all dissemination materials (e.g. publications, scientific exhibit, scientific presentations etc.) related to research conducted by or in association with the fellowship award recipient and one copy of any published reports must be sent to Cure JM within 30 days of final production.

Cure JM Foundation Fellowship Award in Juvenile Myositis Application

A complete application will include the following sections:

  • Research Summary - including a plan abstract (no more than 300 words) and a Lay summary) no more than 300 words @ the 8th grade reading level written so a person can understand the significance, impact and innovation of the proposed research) for use in Cure JM press releases. Download Form
  • Biographical Sketch- for key personnel in NIH format
  • Letter of Support - from the Fellowship Program Director certifying a fellow’s status in the fellowship program and a brief description of the program of study, as well as a letter of collaboration from all investigators involved in the grant proposal. IRB approved consent form is required if proposal involves human subjects. If samples (blood, muscle, skin) are to be studied and they were not obtained with an IRB approved informed consent by the PI, then a letter of collaboration is needed from the investigator who did obtain those samples.
  • Research Plan - No more than 4 pages in 11-12 font and .5 inch margins or larger and should include the following sections:
    • Specific aims
    • Background and rationale (including results of preliminary work).
    • Methods, experimental design, expected results, statistical analysis
    • Significance
    • Cited literature

Proposals should be submitted electronically as one single PDF format file to carragroup/ curejm-fellowship and must be received by the submission deadline for applications stated in the research announcement timeline.



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