Arthritis Society 2019-20 Training Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides support for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows to engage in research that is in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and the Arthritis Society's 2015-2020 Research Strategy. Fellows will train under the supervision of an arthritis researcher who qualifies as a Principal Investigator as defined by the Arthritis Society. Applications are to be completed and submitted by the fellow, under the close supervision of the proposed supervisor. The training program must include actual involvement in conducting research. It is expected that the fellow will be spending at least 75% of his/her time conducting research during the tenure of the award. Fellows enrolled in programs oriented toward clinical training focused on research are eligible for these awards.

Successful applicants will also be invited to participate in the Arthritis Society’s Annual Trainee Workshop. The intent of the workshop is to augment the young investigators’ training by providing a forum to share their research, gain knowledge on select topics such as consumer engagement in research, and provide networking and mentorship opportunities.

Special Call
Applications are encouraged in the area of childhood arthritis. The Arthritis Society has committed $5M over 5 years to our Stop Childhood Arthritis initiative to fund ground-breaking research into childhood arthritis so that no child has to live with unnecessary pain.  The Arthritis Society is very proud to partner with Genome Canada and other organizations to accelerate this important research.  The Arthritis Society anticipates funding at least one award in this area, with a particular emphasis on:

  • disease mechanisms of childhood arthritis
  • new therapies and personalized approaches for childhood arthritis
  • innovations in transitions of care from pediatric to adult settings
Agency Name: 
The Arthritis Society
Contact Name: 
Angela Rosenau
Grant Amount: 
Award Amount and Term: The maximum award per application is $40,000-$50,000 annually for up to three years (3) ($120,000-$150,000 total). These awards are non-renewable. Please note the matching funds required for this program: Candidates who hold a PhD are eligible for $40,000 for a maximum of three (3) years. The award of $40,000 includes 50% matched funding. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 annually from the Arthritis Society for this award. The other 50% of the award funding must come from one or more partners (government, industry, NFP or academic institution) or be allocated from an existing research agency grant. Candidates who hold a clinical health professional degree are eligible for a salary of $40,000 - $50,000 for a maximum of three (3) years, depending upon the number of years of academic training. The award of $40,000 -$50,000 includes 50% matched funding. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 - $25,000 annually from the Arthritis Society for this award. The other 50% of the award funding must come from one or more partners (government, industry, NFP or academic institution) or be allocated from an existing research agency grant.
Grant Location: 
External
External Deadline: 
Monday, April 15, 2019
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Grant Type: 
Salary
Grant Area: 
Health
Grant Eligibility: 
Postdoc