ACR/EULAR Exchange Program


June 12 - 19, 2019


Madrid, Spain

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.

The program enables accepted junior academic rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals to travel from the United States to Spain to experience the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress, a half-day exchange program with international colleagues, and site visit to a local institution.

Ten accepted Early Career Investigators will receive complimentary registration to the EULAR Annual Congress and a travel stipend of 2,000 EUR (US dollar equivalent as of June 12, 2019).


Accepted attendees will receive information about hotel accommodations.


Accepted attendees will receive information about how to make travel reservations.

Early Career Investigator Participant Eligibility

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

  1. Be an ACR or ARHP member
  2. 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. ACR applicants: be ABIM or ABP certified or eligible at the time of nomination; ARHP 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

Application Information

Applications are open. The deadline to apply is December 3, 2018.

To apply, complete the online application and upload the following items. Please have documents prepared before starting the application.

  • Current curriculum vitae (NIH format - limited to five pages, include publications)
  • Personal statement outlining how participation in the 2019 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 Chief of Rheumatology

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. Nominators must be ACR/ARHP members.  Applicants are responsible for submitting all required information and documents by the deadline.

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