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Medical Student Research Preceptorship

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The purpose of the Medical Student Research Preceptorship is to introduce students to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time research experience. If you need assistance identifying a potential preceptor, consider using the membership directory to reach out to an ACR member in your area.


Request for Applications

Please download and read the entire Request for Applications (RFA).


Online Application

To access the online application, please click the following link:  


Application Deadlines

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM ET on the deadline day.

Upcoming Deadlines

  February 2, 2015

May 1, 2015

 August 3 2015

November 2, 2015


Instructions for All Awards

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Awards and Grants Policies

In addition to guidelines stated in the RFA, all applicants and award recipients must abide by Rheumatology Research Foundation's Awards and Grants Policy at all times.


Funding Source

The Rheumatology Research Foundation has partnered with the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation to provide research funding to medical and/or graduate students interested in research directly related to Sjögren’s Syndrome through the Rheumatology Research Foundation's preceptorship program. For more information regarding the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, please visit their website at  


For more information about this award, please contact the Foundation's Awards and Grants Coordinator at or by phone at (404) 633-3777.


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