Philip Robinson Memorial Award

Philip Robinson Memorial Award

Eligibility and Definition

This award is in memory of the late Philip Robinson.

The award will be for research on any rheumatological or musculoskeletal health topic. The research must be collaborative and preferably with international collaboration. The recipient will be a middle career researcher (5 to 12 years of RACP fellowship or equivalent with flexibility depending on personal circumstances). In addition, the recipient must be a financial member of the ARA or NZRA.


  • Financial Member of ARA/NZRA
  • Middle career reseacher  (5 to 12 years of RACP fellowship or equivalent – with flexibility depending on personal circumstances)
  • Research on any rheumatological or musculoskeletal health topic BUT must be collaborative (preferably international collaboration)





Application Process

Arthritis Australia

Past Recipients




2024 Mandana Nikpour   Gene signatures in scleroderma skin: towards molecular disease classification and personalised treatment targets


Funding Guidelines

Within three months of completion of the project for which ARA Research Fund donations were awarded, the successful applicant will be required to submit a written report in layman’s terms about the project (for publication) as well as a full scientific report to Arthritis Australia (AA) and to the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA). The ARA should also receive a copy of any publications resulting from this work. The ARA Research Fund must be acknowledged on any publication related to the funded work and oral presentations and/or posters should include the ARA Research Fund logo, where feasible.