Arthritis SA is the peak consumer body in South Australia that has a vision to improve the quality of life of people with arthritis and related conditions.
The ARA supports and educates members and other practitioners in the musculoskeletal field to enable provision of best possible management for
patients. It fosters excellence in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions through training, professional development, research and advocacy.
Arthritis SA, in association with the South Australian Branch of the Australian Rheumatology Association, is proud to announce a grant of $20,000 for 2014.
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.
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 and the SA Branch of the ARA.
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 fulltime 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
Email or post application including a signed certification page to: CEO Arthritis SA, Julie Black 118 Richmond Road, Marleston, SA, 5033
Closing date – September 12th 2014
Please find Arthritis SA Application document attached