Scientific training bursaries

Every year, in spring and autumn, EULAR awards up to 10 training bursaries to applicants from European countries for clinical or laboratory work (3-6 months) in a unit of another European country. The objective is to improve the standard of research and care and to foster collaboration across rheumatological, clinical and research units in Europe.

The amount of the bursary depends of the length of stay and equals EUR 1'000 for travel expenses plus EUR 1'000 per month of stay (maximum amount of EUR 7'000).

Only persons who work predominantly in the field of rheumatology are eligible for training bursaries, and only once. The age of the candidate should not exceed 40 years. Bursaries will not be made if the applicant is already abroad in training.

Recipients are asked to submit both a midterm report as well as a final report to the EULAR Secretariat, focusing on the results they have achieved during their training.

To apply, send your complete application in electronic form to the EULAR Secretariat at

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Application deadline

Application deadlines are
31 March and 30 September each year.
Please submit your application together with:

  • Curriculum vitae with date of birth and list of publications (if any)
  • Outline of the clinical or laboratory project to be undertaken (maximum 4 pages including references)
  • Written confirmation of acceptance from the host hospital or research institute (signed by the Head of Department), indicating the tentative time frame of the training period.

Download application form
Please note that late submission or incomplete documentation cannot be accepted.