Call for ASAS Fellowships


Call for ASAS Fellowships is currently closed

Purpose of the ASAS Fellowship


  • To make young investigators not yet involved in the field of SpA enthusiastic for clinical research in SpA
  • To establish a new contact between a fellow in SpA in one ASAS centre with another ASAS expert center in SpA research
  • Aim: 2 ASAS fellowships / year, up to €25.000 each.

Guidelines of the ASAS Fellowship


  • Objective: to encourage up to 2 young clinicians, preferably rheumatologists (in training) to perform research on Spondyloarthritis (not on Psoriatic Arthritis) at another institute of an ASAS member, preferably in another country
  • Directed to young clinicians in training/clinical rheumatology fellows (but not for full ASAS members) with an interest in SpA
  • Task: to perform clinical or clinical/epidemiological research project in another ASAS member center
  • Requirements:

- <= 40 years of age
- Fluent in English or in the language of the hosting country
- Duration: 6-12 months
- Stipend: max. € 25.000 for a full 12 months period, including travelling and research costs
- Research project should start after granting the fellowship

  • Application:

- Application form filled by applicant and host center should be submitted to mail@asas-group.org till July 1st, 2020.

  • Selection will be performed by the Executive Committee after review by at least two members of the Executive Committee and Advisory Board.
  • Results of the project should be presented during annual ASAS workshop.

Awarded ASAS Fellowships


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