Before applying for research grant funding, you must read the Arthritis Australia Guidelines & Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions documentation.

The Victorian ARA Fellowship


The Victorian ARA Fellowship is designed to support expansive self-development of trainee/rheumatologists within Victoria. The purpose of the award is to encourage rheumatologists to develop expertise in a clinical or research discipline in rheumatology and to use that expertise in and for the betterment of rheumatology in Victoria.

ARA members who are advanced trainees or within five years of FRACP are eligible to apply, in support of higher degree studies, post-higher degree research, or specialized clinical training.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fellowship will be offered for health research in the field of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The fellowship will be awarded to a researcher who identifies as an  Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or who has a team member who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The researcher must be undertaking post-doctoral work or following recently completed Rheumatology advanced training.

This is a 12 month research fellowship offered through Arthritis Australia’s National Research Program in 2022, to be taken up in 2023.