Project Grants & Grants in Aid

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Fellowships and Scholarship applications:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, some internationally-based Fellowships & and Scholarships may be subject to travel restrictions and / or Institution closures. As a result, some of our regular research funding has been affected and may not be available.

We recommend that you check the Arthritis Australia website for updates on the status of funding, prior to the closing date, and before you submit your application.

Please also ensure that your grant application includes a contingency plan for undertaking you grant activity within Australia, should this be necessary.

Project Grant for translational research


This grant is for translational research with a direct benefit to health consumers e.g. to improve quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal disease or to advance knowledge in clinical areas where there is therapeutic uncertainty.

ARA Project Grant


Two project grants ($50,000 & $25,000). These grants are available to members of the ARA who wish to come into research and aims to facilitate entry back into research. The track record of applicant is not a pre-requisite but the applicant will have to have an innovative, feasible and well designed research project undertaken in collaboration with an established research unit.

Allan & Beryl Stephens Grant


Eventide Homes Grant


H J & G J McKenzie Grant


For research into rheumatoid arthritis

Marion A Simpson Grant


For research info rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis Queensland Grant in Aid


The Arthritis Queensland Grant in Aid is a grant to support translational research that seeks to improve the ‘patient experience’ for people living with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. Preference is for a Queensland researcher who must be agreeable to developing a partnership with Arthritis Queensland (AQ) e.g. participate in relevant AQ marketing campaigns; be willing to communicate with AQ stakeholders. The Arthritis Queensland Grant in Aid is available to new researchers (up to 6 years post phd) or allied health researchers.

Arthritis Australia and State & Territory Affiliate Project Grants & Grants in Aid

Various grants to be offered for research into rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and general research.


Click here for more information on how to apply.