The 2018 Research Grant is now open for application. 


APLAR is pleased to announce that applications are invited for the 2018 Research Grants. Up to five grants of US$14,000 will be awarded to doctors striving to improve the lives of rheumatology patients through research. Applications are invited from science and medical graduates from APLAR member societies. The grants are to assist the undertaking of intensive or advanced study in the research of either adult or paediatric rheumatology.


All successful fellows are required to submit a full report to the APLAR Executive Committee upon the completion of the Fellowship. ($1,000 of the grant will be withheld until this report has been received). Additionally, they are required to submit data from the work carried out for presentation at a subsequent APLAR Congress of Rheumatology, and for publication as a full scientific article in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.


Aims of the grant are to afford the researcher the opportunity to share expertise in methodology and encourage exchange and partnership in research within their own country of residence. This is also to promote and support basic and clinical research directed to the causes, prevention, and treatment of rheumatic diseases.


Applicants should demonstrate how they will impact improvements in education and/or the clinical practice of rheumatology. Only complete applications with the correct supporting documents will be accepted.


The offer is valid only for:
1. Medical or science graduate of less than 40 years of age.
2. Nationals of countries in the Asia Pacific area who are members of APLAR.


The following documents should be enclosed with the application:
1. Photocopy of birth certificate.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. A reference of good standing from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school / university.




The original application form and other documents need to be received before Friday, 23 March 2018, by the Secretary General of APLAR (incomplete applications will NOT be accepted):
Prof Wen-Chan Tsai
Secretary General APLAR
1 Scotts Road #24-10
Singapore 228208


Please email one set of all documents in pdf format and post the original documents to the APLAR office in Singapore.