Awards

Each year the College recognizes its member’s outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through an awards program.

ACR Awards of Distinction

Consider nominating an exceptional colleague or mentor for an ACR Award of Distinction.

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ACR Master Designation

Recognition as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology is one of the highest honors the College bestows to members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and profession.

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ACR Distinguished Fellow Award

The Distinguished Fellow Award recognizes clinical and research fellows who are in a rheumatology fellowship training program and who have performed meritoriously.

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ARHP Merit and Appreciation Awards

The Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) merit awards began in 1982 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology. The ARHP appreciation awards launched in 2001 recognizes student researchers, top member recruiters and outstanding ACR/ARHP volunteers.

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Rheumatology Research Foundation Awards and Grants

The Rheumatology Research Foundation's awards and grants program exists to train and develop rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals, as well as nurture novel research ideas for the future.

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Fellows-in-Training, Students and Residents Awards and Grants

Explore the various scholarship and award opportunities offered to fellows-in-training, students and residents by the ACR and Rheumatology Research Foundation.

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