The Rheumatology Research Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 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 at this level is to provide an opportunity for young scientists to embark on focused research and research training that will allow them to be competitive for the next level of career development awards. Through the program, the foundation aims to provide a means for ensuring more qualified, highly-trained investigators in 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. ACR members must have earned a D.O., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree or currently be 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 member must have earned a Ph.D., D.Sc., or equivalent doctoral degree and must propose patient-oriented research projects related to rheumatic disease.
For complete program guidelines, see the Rheumatology Research Foundation Web site.