National Research Program
Along with education and assistance, Arthritis Australia spearheads the effort to further our knowledge of arthritis and to search for cures. Much of our work is directed toward raising funds to provide grants, fellowships and scholarships for research into arthritis and related conditions.
Arthritis Australia conducts an annual research grants program open to both national and international researchers. Professor Susanna Proudman is the Medical Director of Arthritis Australia and Associate Professor Helen Benham is the Chair of the Arthritis Australia Research Grants Assessment Committee.
Arthritis Australia also funds the chair of rheumatology at the University of Sydney, currently held by Professor David Hunter.
As well as our national research program, some of our State Affiliate offices provide financial support for local research projects and academic rheumatology initiatives. These include the Chair of Rheumatology at Queensland University and the University of Western Australia and the senior lecturer position at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital.
Find out about the types of grants available under our national grants program.
On offer for 2023
Find out about the grants on offer for 2023.
Key dates & how to apply
Guidelines, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions on how to apply for funding under our research program.
Arthritis Research SNAPSHOT
Our National Research Program supports some of Australia’s most innovative scientists & researchers – have a look at what they’re up to!
National Research Grant Recipients
Find out about the successful grant recipients under our national research program and read about the outcomes of previously funded research.
Why invest in research
Research holds the key to more effective treatments for arthritis and may one day lead to a cure for this painful and disabling condition.
Researching our research
Read an evaluation of the many benefits and achievements that our research investment has produced, including case studies of some of the most successful research we have funded over recent years.
Explore Our Research
Read about our recent researchers’ projects and how they are progressing.
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