The Indian Rheumatology Association
The Professional Organization of Rheumatologists and other Health Professionals in India

A. APLAR Grants Last date: Friday 25 March, 2016

1. Copcord Grant :
One grant of US$12,000. The proposal may be on each of the three stages (I, II, III). The COPCORD Questionnaire should be used. Offer is valid only for nationals of Asia-Pacific region. Contact:

2. APLAR Fellowships:
The APLAR invites applications from science and medical graduates from APLAR member societies of developing countries for its APLAR FELLOWSHIP. The grant of USD 14,000 is to assist graduates to undertake intensive or advanced study in the research or clinical aspects of either adult or paediatric rheumatology in a rheumatic disease unit in any country within (preferable) or outside the Asia Pacific area for a minimum period of six months. Please download application from

3. APLAR Research Grants:
APLAR is pleased to announce that applications are invited for the 2016 Research Grants. Up to five grants of US$12,000 will be awarded to doctors striving to improve the lives of rheumatology patients through research. Applications are invited from science and medical graduates from APLAR member societies. The grants are to assist the undertaking of intensive or advanced study in the research of either adult or paediatric rheumatology. For details refer to

B. APLAR/ARA Scholarship

To attend and present at the 2016 ARA annual scientific meeting 30 April-4 May 2016, Darwin , Australia Covers travel, stay & registration . See details at . Last date February 6, 2016

Indo-UK Rheumatology Travelling Fellowship

Objective : To fund a promising young rheumatologist (trainee) to attend an International Rheumatology Conference: BSR or EULAR

Recipients of the fellowship are encouraged to spend some time in one or more Rheumatology units of their choice in UK to gain further experience in their area of interest. The duration of visit can vary from 6 weeks to 3 months dependant on personal circumstances and be linked to the back of the conference. Applicants should be members of IRA and should have demonstrated their commitment to Rheumatology by signing in/already working in a Rheumatology training programme. Applicants are at liberty to apply for additional funding to other agencies

Number of fellowships for the year 2016: to be informed later
Amount: UK £ 1250
date will be communicated letter
Age limit: 40 years
The following documents need to be enclosed with the application

1. Brief CV (no more than one page) PLUS one page outlining:
2. Applicants choice of International Conference
3. Reasons why the fellowship should be granted to the individual
4. How the fellowship will help the applicants career plans
5. Area of special interest/ overseas Rheumatology units the applicant would like to spend time and       correspondence with host units
6. Abstract Acceptance Letter is desirable but not essential
7. Recommendation of the Consultant/Supervisor of the Training Programme (Please request the       Supervisor to email his/her recommendation to Dr Ira Pande)

Applications may be sent preferably by email to
Dr. Ira Pande MD, PhD, FRCP

Address will be communicated later

One copy of the application should be sent to IRA Secretariat:

Short listed candidates may be required to attend a personal interview during IRACON-2015. Fellowship awardees have to submit a conference report for publication in Indian Journal of Rheumatology to Editor IJR

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