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Education and Training Awards 

Rheumatologists Dr. Narandra Bethina and Dr. Bonita Libman at University of Vermont Medical Center.Building the rheumatology workforce in order to satisfy the growing demand for rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals requires robust education and training opportunities. The Education and Training Awards help to cultivate future generations of rheumatology professionals and ensure people with rheumatic diseases have access to the care they need.


Fellowship Training Award for Workforce Expansion

Support for the training of a promising rheumatology fellow at an institution that has previously been unable to fill all of their ACGME-approved slots due to funding constraints or creation of a new slot or program

Purpose
Ensure an adequate supply of rheumatology providers meeting the needs of children and adults with rheumatic diseases in all areas of the country, particularly those currently underserved

Award Amount
$100,000 for adult programs; $150,000 for pediatric programs

Award Term
2 years for adult programs; 3 years for pediatric programs

Application Deadline
The deadline has passed.

  • Independent reviews – June 12 – July 1, 2023
  • Peer Review Meeting – July 10, 2023
  • Scientific Advisory Council Approval – August 7, 2023
  • Foundation Board of Directors Approval – August 23, 2023
  • Award Notifications – September 2023

View Request for Applications

Funding for these awards is provided in part by the Audrey M. Nelson, MD Pediatric
Rheumatology Fellowship Endowment in Training and the Andrejeski Fund for Fellowship Training.  


Fellowship Training Award

Support for the training of a promising rheumatology fellow

Purpose
Ensure a more robust and highly-trained workforce is available to provide clinical care to people with rheumatic diseases

Award Amount
$100,000 for adult programs; $150,000 for pediatric programs  

Award Term
2 years for adult programs; 3 years for pediatric programs 

Application Deadline
The deadline has passed.

  • Independent reviews – June 12 – July 1, 2023
  • Peer Review Meeting – July 10, 2023
  • Scientific Advisory Council Approval – August 7, 2023
  • Foundation Board of Directors Approval – August 23, 2023
  • Award Notifications – September 2023

View Request for Applications


Funding for this award is made possible through the financial support of Amgen, Inc., an endowment from the Paula de Merieux estate, and the State of Texas Association of Rheumatologists Fellowship Training Award Endowment


 

Clinician Scholar Educator Award

Support for rheumatology professionals seeking to develop a career in education and training

Purpose
Enhance education in musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases for future doctors and rheumatology health professionals

Award Amount
$210,000 

Award Term
3 Years

Application Deadline
The deadline has passed.

  • Independent reviews – June 12 – July 1, 2023
  • Peer Review Meeting – July 10, 2023
  • Scientific Advisory Council Approval – August 7, 2023
  • Foundation Board of Directors Approval – August 2023
  • Award Notifications – September 23, 2023

View Request for Applications

Learn more about the Clinician Scholar Educator awardees and their projects


Pediatric Visiting Professorship

Support for a board-certified professor of pediatric rheumatology to visit an academic institution that lacks expertise in the field

Purpose
Provide medical students and residents valuable exposure to pediatric rheumatology 

Award Amount
A $1000 honorarium for virtual visits and a $1500 honorarium for in-person visits. Reimbursement of up to $1,500 in travel expenses including lodging, meals, airport parking, and ground transportation, for in-person visits.  

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted year-round

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Funding for this award is made possible through an endowment provided by Amgen, Inc. 


Mentored Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Award for Workforce Expansion

Support to provide tailored training for nurse practitioners or physician assistants who are new to the field of rheumatology.

Purpose
Increase the supply of rheumatology healthcare providers to better meet the needs of people with rheumatic diseases across the United States, particularly in geographically underserved areas.

Award Amount
$25,000

Award Term
1 Year

Application Deadline
March 1, 2024  at 5 PM EST

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Health Professional Online Education Grant 

A grant to cover the cost of registration for the newly updated Advanced Rheumatology Course

Purpose
Increase knowledge and skills of rheumatology health professionals so they are better equipped to meet the needs of a growing rheumatology patient population 

Award Amount
$1,999

Application Deadline
Multiple, See Award Description

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Apply Now


 

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