Young Investigators

The ACR provides resources and support for young investigators, like you, trying to establish a foothold in rheumatology research. Here you will find research resources and opportunities for clinical, translational, and basic researchers.

Resources for Doctoral Students/Post-Doctoral Fellows

The ACR/ARP has created a collection of resources designed to help advance the rheumatology careers of health professional students, post-doctoral, and early-career investigators. You can find resources for negotiating your career path, grant writing, clinical trials, and so much more.

Funding Opportunities

Explore award and grant opportunities available from the ACR, Rheumatology Research Foundation, NIH, and other organizations.

Grantsmanship Webinar Series

The grantsmanship webinar series provides guidance through the grant submission process that can be useful to new and experienced rheumatology investigators. These webinars teach the skills needed to identify appropriate opportunities, craft a planning timeline, and learn valuable lessons from the NIH grant summary statement. The series, moderated by John Peyman, PhD, of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Disease (NIAID), is intended to equip you with knowledge and strategies for successful grantsmanship. Check out the recorded webinars.

Join the Young Investigators Online Community

The ACR Early Career Investigators (ECI) Subcommittee invites you to join the young investigators online community. The community is a support network for researchers to facilitate collaborations and peer networking.

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