The aim of the Standardization Core is to create common measurements, indicators and outcomes that can be used for comparative purposes across populations and studies, including identifying and addressing ethical issues. The successful applicant to the Standardization Core funding opportunity will constitute a best practices platform, and will be responsible for the development and validation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in human immunology, applied to the field of autoimmune disease research, by aligning with work conducted at the international level.
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,625,000. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.
Developmental grants of up to $25,000 per grant will be offered, if requested, to successful applications at the LOI stage. The total amount available at the LOI stage is $125,000, enough to fund approximately 5 LOIs.
At the full application stage, the maximum amount per grant is $300,000 per year for up to 5 years for a total of $1,500,000, enough to fund one grant.