Call for ASAS Fellowships
The call for ASAS Fellowships is open. Deadline: 1st July 2023
Purpose of the ASAS Fellowship
- To stimulate interest in clinical research in young investigators with an interest in spondyloarthritis in initiating or further developing their clinical research skills.
- To establish a mentoring relationship between a fellow and a mentor working at an ASAS centre to perform clinical research in axial and peripheral SpA (preferably outside of the applicant’s country) for 6-12 months.
Conditions and requirements
- Applicants ≤40 years of age, at an early stage of the research career and who are not an ASAS member.
- Applicants go to an ASAS centre other than their own centre, located at least in another city than the applicant’s institution, preferably also in another country. An ASAS centre is defined as a centre with ≥1 ASAS full member.
- The research project should focus on clinical research (i.e. not basic research) in SpA (including axSpA and pSpA, but not on PsA).
- Fluent in English or in the language of the hosting country.
- Stipend: up to 2 fellowships per year, € 25.000 each, intended to support travel, accommodation and living costs only. Duration: 6-12 months.
- The research project should start after granting the fellowship.
- Approved projects should be completed by the end of the award period.
- The results of the scientific work will be presented during the annual ASAS workshop. Abstract submissions to the annual EULAR and ACR meetings and the SpA Congress in Gent are encouraged. Full publications of the projects are expected.
- Funding of ASAS should be acknowledged in all communications.
Guidelines for the ASAS Fellowship
Application should include:
- ASAS fellowship application form
- Letter of support from two mentors (not the fellowship host, can be non-ASAS members)
- Applicant CV
- Host mentor CV
- Application form filled by applicant and host center should be submitted to email@example.com
- Award selection will be performed by the Executive and Advisory Committees. Committee members supporting grant applications (or working in the same centre) will be recused from the
selection process of the individual application in conflict.
Awarded ASAS Fellowships
2022 ASAS Fellowships
- no fellowships awarded
2021 ASAS Fellowships
- Paras Karmacharya, Project “Accumulation of Comorbidities and Association with Disease Activity and Functional Impairment in Ankylosing Spondylitis: data from the PSOAS cohort”, Nashville, USA
2020 ASAS Fellowships
- Murat Torgutalp, Project “Long-term evolution of radiographic sacroilitis progression in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: a 10-year prospective follow-up of the German spondyloarthriits cohort (GESPIC)”, Berlin, Germany
- Xabier Michelena Vegas, Project “Prevalence of extra-articular manifestations in axial spondyloarthritis (and psoriatic arthritis): Exploring its association with disease duration and gender”, Leeds, UK
- Jacqueline So, Project: “The association of gut inflammation and axial inflammation in sponyloarthriits patients in Hong Kong”, Gent, Belgium
2019 ASAS Fellowships
- Augusta Ortolan, Project “Calculating the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) in radiographic and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis when patient global assessement (PGA) is not available”, Leiden, The Netherlands
- Jean Liew, Project “Posttraumatic stress disorder and correlates for disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis”, San Francisco, US
- Gilian Fitzgerald, Project “Beyond the Spine: Longitudinal analysis of extra-articular events in axial spondyloarthritis”, Toronto, Canada
2018 ASAS Fellowships
- Mikhail Protopopov – Berlin, Germany
2017 ASAS Fellowships
- Anthony So – Toronto, Canada
2016 ASAS Fellowships
- Bhowmik Meghnathi – Paris, France
- Sebastián Ibáñez – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 ASAS Fellowships
- Jonathan Chan – Toronto, Canada
- Alexandre Sepriano – Leiden, The Netherlands
2014 ASAS Fellowships
- Aleksandra Fedorova – Berlin, Germany
2013 ASAS Fellowships
- Dinny Wallis – Toronto, Canada
2012 ASAS Fellowships
- Wilson Bautista – Leiden, The Netherlands
- Inna Gaydukova – Berlin, Germany
- José Castillo-Ortiz – Maastricht, The Netherlands