Resources for Doctoral Students/Post-Doctoral Fellows

This information was designed to help advance the rheumatology research careers of health professional doctoral students, post-docs and early-career investigators by providing online resources. We also highlight many benefits associated with becoming an ARHP member. For questions, outdated links, or comments contact ARHP staff at ARHP@rheumatology.org.

Grant Writing Workshops/Mentoring Opportunities for New Investigators

  • ACR Annual Meeting offers a two-day workshop designed to promote interactions between young and established investigators to foster collaboration and career mentoring.
  • US Bone and Joint Young Investigators Initiative – grant mentoring program providing early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers to assist in obtaining funding and develop an academic career.
  • NIA Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials – The objective of this institute is to provide a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers and health professionals interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of randomized clinical trials involving behavioral interventions.
  • OBSSR Training & Education Opportunities – The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) offers training and career development programs within the NIH.

Grant Writing and Presentation Skills Development

Awards

Which Award is Right for You?

The Rheumatology Research Foundation offers several awards and grant programs, funding opportunities and education & training awards for students, health professionals and early-career investigators who are ARHP members.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Research Training & Career Development awards for doctoral students, post-docs and early-career investigators:

Clinical Trials and Registries

The following are neither endorsed, reviewed nor maintained by the American College of Rheumatology. This list is intended to give you a starting point for your own research. Use your own judgment regarding the reliability of any information found on these sites.

  • RISE – A point-of-care clinical data management tool based on evidence-based quality measures aimed at improving care and drug safety for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and gout.
  • NIH Clinical Trials - registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
  • Clinical Trial Finder – matches investigators with studies.
  • Immune Tolerance Network – A non-profit, government-funded consortium of researchers working together to establish new treatments for diseases of the immune system. The ITN conducts clinical trials of specialized immune tolerance therapies. They accept concept proposals for novel clinical trials designed to induce immune tolerance in Rheumatologic Disorders and other areas of Autoimmune Disease, see details.

FDA News and Information

Disclaimer

There are many organizations that have developed systems for defining and sharing information related to research resources for doctoral/post-doctoral students and researchers. It is not our intent to repeat that activity, but to identify available resources. We do not sanction one over the other, nor do we imply that these are the only sites available from which to gather this information.

Content updated by ARHP Research Subcommittee.