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Arthritis Australia National Research Program 2017


Details of the 2018 research grants coming soon.....

The grants assessment committee will review all applications and offer their recommendations to the Arthritis Australia Board by late October.

Applicants will be notified in writing of the success or otherwise, of their application within a month (by the end of November) of the Research Grants Assessment Committee meeting.

Along with education and assistance, Arthritis Australia spearheads the effort to further our knowledge of arthritis and to search for cures. Much of our work is directed toward raising funds to provide grants, fellowships and scholarships. Associate Professor Susanna Proudman is the Medical Director of Arthritis Australia and Professor Graeme Jones is the Chair of the Arthritis Australia Research Grants Assessment Committee.

Arthritis Australia conducts an annual research grants program open to both national and international researchers, and funds the chair of rheumatology at the University of Sydney.

There will be an increased emphasis on translational research in 2017

Applicants are asked to explain in detail how their project will produce a benefit to health consumers e.g. improve quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal disease or advance knowledge in clinical areas where there is therapeutic uncertainty.

  • One project grant will be allocated specifically to a project with a translational emphasis
  • There are separate application forms for project grants/grants in aid and scholarships/fellowships
  • The Research Grants Assessment Committee reserves the right not to award any grant if there is no application of sufficient merit that fulfils the relevant criteria.

As well as our national research program, some of our state Affiliate offices provide financial support for local research projects and academic rheumatology initiatives. These include the Chair of Rheumatology at Queensland University and the University of Western Australia and, senior lecturer position at Sydney's Westmead Hospital.



To view the complete list of the 2016 Arthritis Australia National Research Program recipients click here.


Reviewed and updated March 2017

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