Fellowships

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

The Bruce Miller – Australian Rheumatology Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship

(NOTE: Application form required for this award is different to the standard form)

$125,000 AUD

The Bruce Miller – Australian Rheumatology Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship is designed to support a young and emerging post-doctoral researcher to undertake translational research in rheumatoid arthritis. To be eligible, the candidate must be within four years (full time equivalent) of completing a PhD or equivalent or, has at least submitted their PhD, and would preferably be a rheumatologist who is a member of the ARA, a scientist working with a member of the ARA, or an advanced trainee in rheumatology working with a member of the ARA. Research is to be undertaken, at least in part, in Australia. This grant is jointly funded by the BB & A Miller Foundation and the Australian Rheumatology Association. NOTE: Application form required for this award is different to the standard form.

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The AFA-ARA Heald Fellowship

$50,000 AUD

The AFA-ARA Heald Fellowship is available for post-doctoral research programs both overseas and in Australia. Preferentially, it is available for members of the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) or applicants working with a member of the ARA. This is for one year only and there will be no renewals, except in rare circumstances e.g. part-time research (preference for research overseas but Australian-based research will be considered).


The Victorian ARA Fellowship

$50,000 AUD

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.


Arthritis Queensland’s Allen and Gwen Warren Fellowship

$50,000 AUD

The Arthritis Queensland’s Allen and Gwen Warren Fellowship is a post-doctoral fellowship to support medical and clinical research into treatments for all forms of relevant musculoskeletal conditions and recognised symptoms arising from the conditions e.g. pain. Preference is for a Queensland based graduate who must be agreeable to developing a partnership with Arthritis Queensland (AQ) e.g. participate in relevant AQ marketing campaigns; be able and willing to communicate with AQ stakeholders.