Each year the College recognizes its members' outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through an awards program.
Awards of Distinction
Consider nominating an exceptional colleague or mentor for an ACR Award of Distinction.
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.
Distinguished Fellow Award
The Distinguished Fellow Award recognizes clinical and research fellows who are in a rheumatology fellowship training program and have performed meritoriously.
See full details about all American College of Rheumatology award descriptions and past recipients.
See ACR award recipients
The Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) merit awards began in 1982 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology. The ARP appreciation awards launched in 2001 to recognize students, researchers, top member recruiters, and outstanding ACR/ARP volunteers.
ARP Merit and Appreciation Awards nominations are open. The nomination deadline is February 1, 2022.See ARP Merit and Appreciation Awards Details
See ARP Award Recipients
Rheumatology Research Foundation Awards and Grants
The Rheumatology Research Foundation's awards and grants supports the training and development of rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals and nurtures novel research ideas for the future.
Fellow-in-Training, Student, and Resident 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.