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The FSR Pilot Research Grant aims to support smaller scale or pilot research projects, which can be supported either singularly by FSR or through a partnership with additional funders. The FSR will award a limited number of grants, totaling $25,000. In assessing applications, we look for strength in overall strategy, methodology, and analysis. Proposals are encouraged from investigators across a variety of disciplines, submitting projects which will lead to direct and significant impact upon sarcoidosis research. Please make sure to include any literature, data, and previous research that is relevant to your proposal.


Proposals for the FSR Pilot Grants must be for research in the sarcoidosis space. Proposals for research studies focused on areas other than sarcoidosis are not eligible.

Principal Investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Sub-Is, must submit bio-sketches in the NIH format as well as any letters of support from anyone collaborating on the proposal.

The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, or a non-profit research facility that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research does not award grants directly to individuals.

Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.


The budget for the FSR Pilot Grant is limited to $25,000 and may not include indirect costs. Budgets that include research lab equipment that uses over 50% of the proposed budget must include justification and a description of how that equipment will be used post grant period.

All awardees must submit annual progress reports to FSR. Annual reports are due one year after the grant period start date, and every year thereafter that the grant period is active for.

Projects proposed may not be longer than 5 years in duration.

Previous Small Grant/Pilot Grant awardees are eligible to apply.

PIs and Co-PIs may not submit more than one application for this program in a given cycle.



FSR has EXTENDED the deadline for the FSR Pilot Grant to June 20th at 11:59 central time. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.