Supporting research careers

Commitment

We're committed to building a world-class workforce to continue the fight against arthritis through supporting research careers and ensuring there's sufficient capacity within the UK to translate ideas into benefit for people with arthritis.

Our success depends on the quality of the scientists and clinicians involved. We aim to encourage the brightest and most committed researchers, from all relevant disciplines based in the UK and beyond, to become involved in research into musculoskeletal diseases.

How do we support musculoskeletal research careers?

We support musculoskeletal research careers through:

  • Dedicated fellowship support for outstanding researchers at different stages of their career
  • extensive funding of researchers through our other funding schemes such as challenge calls and centre.

We aim to develop the next-generation of world-class musculoskeletal researchers by providing incentives and motivation during early training and education to make musculoskeletal disease an attractive career choice. We offer opportunities for early research experience through to advanced research training, with the aim of building a workforce of world-class independent researchers that are supported by universities and other research active institutes.

We provide research training opportunities for individuals with an interest in musculoskeletal diseases. These may be:

  • academic clinicians, accepting qualified individuals across all disciplines, including but not limited to rheumatology, orthopaedics and primary care
  • allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rheumatology specialist nurses, podiatrists and psychologists
  • non-clinical research scientists.

Our strategy is to support training and career development either alone or in partnership with others.

For further information view our pages on the types of grants we provide and upcoming deadlines.