RACP ARA D.E.V. Starr Research Establishment Fellowship

RACP ARA D.E.V. Starr Research Establishment Fellowship

Eligibility and Definition

Applicants must be Australian and New Zealand Advanced Trainees in Rheumatology of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters or; Fellows of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who have completed advanced training in Rheumatology within the previous five years.

The purpose of this Fellowship is to further research into the field of rheumatic diseases. Funding to be used to:

  • Provide stipend support; and/or
  • Other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
  • A short-term Research Assistant appointment
  • Assist with travel and re-establishment costs for those taking up a post-doctoral fellowship overseas.





Application Process


Past Recipients




2022 Jessica Day

Initiatives to facilitate early diagnosis and prevent disability in myositis

2020 Letica Deveza

Clinical evaluation of osteoarthritis (OA) biomarkers for regulatory qualification: the foundation for the national institute of health biomarkers OA consortium

2018 Kathleen Morrisroe

Quantifying the burden of cancer in systemic sclerosis: A data linkage study

2014 Phillip Robinson

The relationship between genetic changes in ankylosing spondylitis and changes in immune cell subsets

2012 Raja Mohamed Raja Rafi  Optimal care for multiple joint pain associated with osteoarthritis: A multi joint study
2010 Simon Chatfield The role of neutrophil extracellular traps in inflammatory arthritis
2008 Jane Zockling Prevalence and characteristics of the rheumatic disease called ankylosing spondylitis (AS)


For information on recipients of ARA Research Fund grants prior to 2008, please contact the ARA Research Fund Secretariat ara@rheumatology.org.au