The is accepting applications for its 2018 Scientist Development Award, an annual program designed to provide support for a structured, formal, clinical, or basic science research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology.
Grants of up to $225,000 for up to three years will be awarded to individuals in the early stages of their careers or those without significant prior research experience who plan to embark on a career in biomedical and/or clinical research in arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The goal of funding is to provide an opportunity for young scientists to embark on focused research and research training that will help them be competitive for the next level of career development awards. Through the award, the foundation provides a means for ensuring that more qualified, highly-trained investigators enter the field of rheumatology.
To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the American College of Rheumatology or the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals at the time of submission and for the duration of the award. ACGME members must have earned a DO, MD, or MD/PhD degree or be currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited clinical training program and have completed at least one year of training by the start of the award term. ARHP members must have earned a PhD, DSc, or equivalent doctoral degree and must propose patient-oriented research projects related to rheumatic disease.
For complete program guidelines, see the Rheumatology Research Foundation website.