The AFA-ARA Heald Fellowship is available for post-doctoral research programs both overseas and in Australia. Preferentially, it is available for members of the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) or applicants working with a member of the ARA. Funding of $50,000 is available for one year only and there will be no renewals, except in rare circumstances e.g. part-time research (preference for research overseas but Australian-based research will be considered).

*NOTE In view of limited amounts of funding available, ourpriority is to encourage new researchers who are then subsequently in a stronger position to apply for an award from other agencies, such as NHMRC. As success in the NHMRC funding program is one of the goals of Arthritis Australia’s research strategy, applicants submitting a research proposal which is subsequently awarded NHMRC funding in the same calendar year, will no longer be eligible to receive funds from Arthritis Australia for this proposal. Similarly, recipientscannot hold more than one fellowship in any given year and will no longer be eligible to receive funds from Arthritis Australia should they be successful at receiving anotherfellowshipe.g. from theRACP.

Submit your completed application as an email attachment to:

Post original copy of the signed certification page only to:

Arthritis Australia Research Program Applications

PO Box 550

Broadway NSW 2007*

Note: this page can be posted at a later date (within two weeks of application submission closing date). Please check your application details before submission. If you need any assistance, please contact Arthritis Australia at:

RDO/CRLO Deadline: 21 May 2019

UQ Internal Deadline: 24 May 2019

External Deadline: 5pm AEST, 7 June 2019

For more information, visit the Arthritis Australia website.