The FSR Small Research Grants program 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 with a maximum amount of $25,000. Smaller singular or partnership grants are preferred but level of potential impact upon the field is the most significant driver. In assessing applications, our reviewers 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.


Small Research Grant proposals are accepted 2 times per year via FSR online grant portal.


Cycle 2 2018Aug 30Oct 30Nov 30Dec 31
Cycle 1 2019Mar 1Apr 30May 31Jul 1
Cycle 2 2019Aug 1Sep 30Oct 31Dec 2

Any questions may be addressed to Tamara Al-Hakim, Research Project Coordinator, at the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research at with the subject heading: FSR Small Research Grant.
Applicants should complete the application below. Justification for the proposed work can be provided through literature citations, data from other sources, or from investigator-generated data, when available. FSR’s small grant proposals to be funded by the Foundation are “field-initiated” in the sense that they are not submitted in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP). Our larger grant awards are aligned with our Scientific Research Agenda; however, the Small Grants program will accept all proposals including ones that fall under the Foundation’s general mission of advancing sarcoidosis research by addressing gaps within the space.

Previous awardees: 

2018 Cycle 1 Award Winner: Dr. Girish Bathla, University of Iowa: Vessel Wall imaging in Neurosarcoidosis: Underrecognized, Underdiagnosed and Undertreated.

2018 Cycle 2 Award Winner: Dr. Richard Silver, Case Western Reserve University: The Role of TCR/TLR2 Co-stimulation in Resolution vs. Progression of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis.

Apply for an FSR Small Research Grant here!

We are not currently accepting grant applications. Please check back when the next cycle begins.