Bursaries and Fellowships

EULAR Scientific Training Bursaries

Every year, in spring and autumn, EULAR awards up to 10 training bursaries to applicants from European countries for clinical or laboratory work (3 to 6 months) in a unit of another European country. The objective is to improve the standard of research and care and to foster collaboration across rheumatological, clinical and research units in Europe. The amount of the bursary depends of the length of stay and equals, EUR 1000 for travel expenses plus EUR 1000 per month of stay (maximum amount of EUR 7000). Only individuals who work predominantly in the field of rheumatology are eligible for training bursaries, and only once. The age of the candidate should not exceed 40 years. Bursaries will not be made if the applicant is already abroad in training. Application deadlines are 31 March and 30 September each year.

EULAR Abstract award

EULAR bestows 12 Abstract Awards to the first authors of 6 clinical and 6 basic science abstracts that are submitted to the EULAR Annual European Congress. Winners are selected by the EULAR Scientific Programme Committee based on the quality of the abstracts' scientific content. In addition, from 2012 onwards, EULAR grant 3 awards for submitted abstracts by undergraduates as first authors and 3 awards for submitted abstracts by health professionals as first authors.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Research Fellowship Programme

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS) Research and Training Programs

The NIAMS provides grant opportunities that support broad range of research-related activities, including: fellowship and training, career development, scientific conferences, etc. The grants are awarded for scientists at different levels of training with the goal to extend their potential for research in arthritis, muscle, bone, musculoskeletal, and/or skin diseases. Each type of NIAMS grant program has its own set of eligibility requirements. Some programs may have limitations for non-US citizens.

Articulum fellowship

The purpose of the ARTICULUM Fellowship is to provide opportunities for young Fellows from any country with an interest in arthritis and pain to conduct a research project. Application is open to fellows from rheumatology and orthopaedic centres from any country for a duration of up to 9 months at a center with an ARTICULUM member. Deadlines are usually on the July 31st each year.

ASAS fellowship

Objective: to encourage up to 3 young clinicians, preferably rheumatologists (in training) to perform research on Spondyloarthritis (not on Psoriatic Arthritis) at another institute of an ASAS member, preferably in another country. Directed to young clinicians in training/clinical rheumatology fellows (but not for full ASAS members) with an interest in SpA. Check the webpage for more information and details about yearly deadlines. http://www.asas-group.org/research/asas-fellowship/ 

ASAS Research Internships

To encourage up to 2 fellows/year completing clinical training to start research training in Spondyloarthritis (not on Psoriatic Arthritis) at host institute of an ASAS member. Directed to young clinicians in training/clinical rheumatology fellows (but who are not full ASAS members themselves) with an interest in SpA. http://www.asas-group.org/research/asas-research-internship/

Asian Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) Fellowships and awards

This APLAR awards four fellowships each year to science and medical graduates from APLAR member societies of developing countries. The grant is intended to assist graduates to undertake intensive or advanced study in the research or clinical aspects of either adult or paediatric rheumatology in a rheumatic disease unit in any country within (preferable) or outside the Asia Pacific area for a minimum period of six months. The successful candidate must have a long-term commitment to continue research or clinical work in his / her own country at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) Scholarship

Aim: To provide enriched international and national exchange that will foster the acquisition of skills in specialized scientific methodologies, knowledge translation, and dissemination of research. The scholarship will also provide educational, networking and partnership opportunities with preference to those in early career research.Candidates: Members of OARSI.
Scholarship Amount: Multiple Scholarships of $6500 (USD) each.
Places for Rotation: Institutions with experience in OA Research (Basic/Clinical).
Training Rotations: The award will support up to a six-month visit for graduate students and fellows.