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Postgraduate Rheumatology Grant 2019: $20 000

Arthritis SA, in association with the South Australian Branch of the Australian Rheumatology Association, is proud to announce a Postgraduate Rheumatology Grant of $20,000 for 2019.

The purpose of the grant is to support recent Rheumatology graduates to embark on research projects which lead to the improvement of the lives of patients with arthritis and associated musculoskeletal conditions.

Who can apply?

Applicants generally must have completed, or be about to complete, rheumatology advanced training in South Australia. Consideration will be given to advanced trainees in clinical immunology or Immunopathology who plan to undertake studies in rheumatic diseases.

Applicants should be Australian residents, enrolled or planning to enrol in a graduate research degree in a recognised South Australian tertiary institution. Funding may be tax exempt depending on the individual’s circumstances. The project must be conducted in South Australia and aimed at improving the lives of South Australians with arthritis and associated musculoskeletal conditions.

How to apply?

Applicants need to provide a written submission that clearly demonstrates clarity of vision and planning and a strong commitment to the research project to be undertaken. The submission should include an outline of the proposed research project of no more than 4 pages long, including the proposed time frame for the project, the expected outcomes, references and a budget.

In addition, a lay summary of the proposed research (maximum 750 characters) should be included.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s contact details, previous academic achievements, awards and publications), the proposed higher degree and university, the research institution where the work will be undertaken, the names of the supervisor(s) with details of their prior supervisory experience and the names and contact details of three referees.

Applications will be assessed by a committee comprising interstate assessors and representatives from Arthritis SA.

Further details

Closing date  -   5pm  Friday July 26 2019
The winner will be announced at the November ARA (SA) AGM

For further information please contact – denise.mcmillan-hall@arthritissa.org.au