Welcome to the ARA Research Fund Website

The ARA Research Fund is a charity dedicated to supporting and promoting innovative research in the field of rheumatology. Our mission is to improve the lives of patients with rheumatic diseases through the advancement of knowledge and the development of new treatments. With the support of our donors and partners, we fund research projects that explore the underlying causes, mechanisms, and potential cures for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, and other musculoskeletal related conditions. Through this website, we aim to share information about our research initiatives, highlight the impact of our work, and provide opportunities for individuals and organisations to get involved and support our cause.

We believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy and fulfilling life. With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of people affected by rheumatic diseases.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will consider supporting our mission to improve the lives of people affected by rheumatic diseases.

Research Strategic Plan

The ARA Research Strategic Plan for 2022-2024 is dedicated to promoting excellent and pertinent research in the field of rheumatology. The final version of the strategic plan (link provided below) incorporates valuable feedback from numerous ARA Members, and we extend our gratitude to everyone who contributed to its development.

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ARA Research Fund Grants

The ARA Research Fund disburses grants annually to eligible entities, such as Arthritis Australia and RACP scientific review panels. The ARA Research Fund supports and educates members in the musculoskeletal field to enable provision of the best possible management for patients.

Click here to find out more about each of the grants.

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Past Recipients

To access the list of former awardees of the ARA Research Fund Grants, please click on the following link.

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Proudly supported by

Click here to be redirected to the Australian Rheumatology Association’s official webpage. Learn about their commitment to advancing rheumatology, promoting excellence in patient care, and advocating for equitable access to treatment. Take this opportunity to familiarise yourself with the ARA's valuable work and be inspired to join their mission in improving the lives of those affected by rheumatic conditions.