ACR/EULAR Research Exchange Program


May 31–June 3, 2023


Milan, Italy

Program Information

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

The program supports junior academic rheumatologists and rheumatology professionals to travel from the US to Milan, Italy, to experience the EULAR 2023 Congress, engage in a half-day exchange program with international colleagues at the Congress, and participate in a subsequent site visit at a local institution. 

Participants will receive complimentary registration to the annual EULAR Congress and a travel stipend of 2,000 EUR (US dollar equivalent as of May 30, 2023).

Target Audience
Junior academic rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals interested or engaged in rheumatology research.

Program Schedule

To be announced by EULAR


Participants will receive complimentary registration to the EULAR Annual Congress and a travel stipend of 2,000 EUR (US dollar equivalent as of May 30, 2023).

Travel stipend will be paid to US participants via check. All pertinent information will be obtained from the program participants prior to the EULAR Congress.

Participant Eligibility

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

  1. Be an ACR or ARP member
  2. Be based in the US and hold a valid US passport or immigrant (non-temporary) visa
  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. ACR applicants: be ABIM or ABP certified or eligible at the time of nomination; ARP applicants: have a doctoral level degree (i.e., PhD, DSc, or equivalent)
  5. Demonstrate a firm commitment to academic medicine
  6. Be 45 years of age or under at the time of application submission**

**Exceptions to the age requirement will be considered due to career breaks/changes. Applications should include details/explanation to warrant this exception.

Application Information

Applicants must upload the documents below at the time of application.

Note:  Please have documents prepared before the application process is started.

  • Current curriculum vitae (NIH format, limited to five pages, please include publications)
  • Personal statement outlining how participation in the 2023 ACR/EULAR program will benefit your research career, how you can contribute to the program, and your commitment to academic and clinical rheumatology
  • Letter of recommendation from a senior academician within rheumatology
  • Letter of support from Division Director

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 10.

Each U.S. Division Director may nominate one qualified adult or pediatric rheumatology professional junior faculty member from their institution to participate in the ACR/EULAR Research Exchange Program. Nominators must be ACR/ARP members. Applicants are responsible for submitting all required sections and documents prior to the deadline noted on the application.

Contact Info / Inquiries

Jennifer Eastin

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