SRF Research

About Our Scleroderma Research Program

The Scleroderma Research Foundation has committed more than $23 million to scleroderma research in recent years. Our research program funds a diverse portfolio of projects aimed at understanding scleroderma pathogenesis and potential ways to intervene therapeutically.

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The SRF Scientific Workshop

All applicants, whether new or seeking continued funding, present their projects to the SRF’s Scientific Advisory Board and other attendees at the annual SRF Workshop. There, assumptions are challenged, the project’s relevance and limitations are probed, and constructive criticism and collaborative discussion ensues.

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GRASP Project

The GRASP Project was created to better understand the greater health burden on African American scleroderma patients so that current patient care can be improved. It also aims to discover contributing genetic factors.

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CONQUER Registry

The CONQUER Registry is the first nationwide longitudinal registry for scleroderma patients in the United States. Led by the SRF and a group of clinicians from twelve major academic centers, this potentially transformative endeavor was launched in 2013.

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Current Funded Projects

Each year, the SRF receives and evaluates many applications for projects aimed at all facets of scleroderma research. Our Scientific Advisory Board asks probing questions about every project’s ability to deliver insights, answer questions, or better target therapies before considering projects for future funding.

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Past Funded Projects

The Scleroderma Research Foundation has a long history of supporting research. Here you can learn about older projects that we funded.

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Current Investigators

When evaluating research applications for funding, we consider the investigator’s potential contributions to the SRF research program with questions such as: does the investigator have the appropriate skills and background to accomplish the project goals? Will this investigator add to our community through collaboration and generous sharing of ideas or resources?

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ADVANCE OUR RESEARCH

Apply for a Grant

The Scleroderma Research Foundation funds research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of scleroderma and promoting the design, development, and pilot-testing of hypothesis-driven, innovative, therapeutic approaches.

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