Call for ASAS Research Grant / Internship

Call for ASAS Research Grant / Internship is currently closed, the new call will be announced early in 2022, check for the updates!

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 with 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
  • 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

2020 ASAS Grants

  • Clementina Lopez Medina, Project: “Development of deep learning algorithm to predict positive MRI-SIJ according to the ASAS definition in patients with recent axial spondyloarthriits”, Paris, France


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