Call for ASAS Research Grant / Internship


Call for ASAS Research Grant / Internship is now open.

Submit your application till July 1st, 2019 to mail@asas-group.org

Purpose of the ASAS Grant for Research Internship


  • In addition to the ASAS fellowship program
  • Intended for local researchers in ASAS centres
  • Aim: 2 ASAS Research Grants / Internships per year

Guidelines for the ASAS Research Grant / Internship


  • Objective: to encourage up to 2 fellows/year completing clinical training to start research training in Spondyloarthritis (not on Psoriatic Arthritis) at host institute of an ASAS member
  • Directed to young clinicians in training/clinical rheumatology fellows (but who are not full ASAS members themselves) with an interest in SpA
  • Task: to perform clinical or clinical/epidemiological research project in an ASAS member center
  • Requirements:

- <= 40 years of age
- Fluent in English or the language of the hosting country
- Duration: 6-12 months
- Stipend: up to € 25.000 for a full 12 months period

  • Application:

- Application form filled by applicant and host center should be submitted to mail@asas-group.org till July 1st, 2019.

  • 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 Research Grants / Internships


2019 ASAS Grants

  • Imke Redeker, Project "Development and validation of a computer-based algorithm for the detection of active and chronic inflammatory changes compatible with spondyloarthritis on magnetic resonance imaging of the sacroiliac joints", Berlin, Germany
  • Rianne von Bentum, Projects "Validation of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Performance-based Improvement (ASPI) test in Chilean SpA patients" and "The association between adipose tissue dysfunction and disease activity in Ankylosing Spondylitis – a proof of concept study", Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018 ASAS Grants

  • Manouk de Hooge – Ghent, Belgium
  • Elena Nikiphorou – Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Marlies Carbo – Groningen, The Netherlands

2017 ASAS Grants

  • Marion Senlis-Pons - Paris, France
  • Mikhail Protopopov - Berlin, Germany
  • Gaelle Varkas - Ghent, Belgium

2015 ASAS Grants

  • Lennart Jans - Ghent, Belgium

2014 ASAS Grants

  • Anna Molto - Paris, France
  • Victoria Navarro - Madrid, Spain
  • Thorsten Diekhoff - Berlin, Germany