Arthritis Research Grants

Arthritis Research Grants


The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) is seeking grant applications that focus on studying arthritis and related autoimmune diseases including but not limited to:


  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • juvenile arthritis
  • lupus
  • psoriatic arthritis
  • gout
  • scleroderma
  • fibromyalgia
  • ankylosing spondylitis


Don’t see your arthritis-related field of study listed? Contact us to see if you are eligible.


Priority will be given to meritorious applications from newer, M.D. and/or Ph.D. applicants in early stage career development (equivalent to assistant professor and without serving as PI on an NIH R01 award).

Budget and Project Period

Applicants may request up to $100,000 in direct costs only. The project period is one year, with the option to apply for a second year if significant progress is demonstrated. The grant period is June 1 to May 31.


To apply, please see the Apply For A Grant section. Completed applications should be converted to a single PDF file and submitted online as directed.

Research Plan Length

The body of the proposal may not exceed nine (9) pages, including figures and tables, excluding references, cover sheet and budget sheet. Applicants must use standardized cover and budget sheets provided online. All application requirements can be found in the grant application requirements section.

Submission Deadline

Applications must be submitted online no later than the January deadline.

Review Process

Submitted applications will be evaluated by an expert panel of peer reviewers and the award will be announced no later than April 30.


For more information see Grant Policies and Grant Requirements. If you still have questions please contact us.

Begin your application process by registering and applying for a grant.