2018 ACR/EULAR Exchange Program



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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Program Information

The purpose of the ACR/EULAR Exchange Program is to promote the international exchange of clinical and research skills, expertise, and knowledge within rheumatology. The program recognizes outstanding rheumatology health professional faculty in laboratory and clinic-based research and provides exposure to the exciting work being done by colleagues overseas. This exchange program allows participants to share knowledge and experience and creates opportunities for collaboration.


The program supports junior academic rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals to travel from the United States to Europe to experience the 2018 EULAR Annual Congress, engage in a half-day exchange program with European colleagues at the Congress, and participate in a subsequent site visit at a local institution.


Early Career Investigators will receive complimentary registration to the EULAR Annual Congress and a travel stipend of 2,000 EUR.



  1. Be an ACR or ARHP member.
  2. ACR applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident and have a valid US passport.
  3. Hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or equivalent position (Assistant Professor or below) at an academic center in the US or in the EULAR member country.
  4. Be ABIM or ABP certified or eligible at the time of nomination.
  5. ARHP applicants must have a doctoral level degree, (i.e., PhD, DSc, or equivalent).
  6. Demonstrate a firm commitment to academic medicine.
  7. Be 45 years of age or under at the time of application submission.

Applicants who do not meet all eligibility criteria will not be considered.

Application Process and Deadline

During the application process each applicant will be asked to upload the following. Please have all documents prepared before starting the application.

  1. Current curriculum vitae (NIH format - limited to five pages - please include publications)
  2. Personal statement outlining how participation in the 2018 ACR/EULAR program will benefit your research career, how you can contribute to the program, and your commitment to academic and clinical rheumatology.
  3. Letter of recommendation from a senior academician within rheumatology.
  4. Letter of support from Chief of Rheumatology

Deadline to submit application: January 8, 2018

Each US Chief of Rheumatology may nominate one qualified adult or pediatric rheumatology health professional junior faculty member from their institution to participate in the ACR/EULAR Exchange program the following year. Nominators must be ACR/ARHP members. All applications should be submitted by the Division Chief on behalf of the applicant being nominated.

Click here to apply.