Projects and grants

EMERGE / EMMUNET Cooperation grant

Application deadline: 15 September 2019

About this course

Amount: The research grant is equally supported by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) for a total amount of 20’000 euros.

Purpose: To facilitate and stimulate interaction between young rheumatologists from adult and paediatric care, to develop joint research projects aimed at improving the quality of life and care of people living with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases across the lifespan.

Eligibility: Young rheumatologists or researchers in rheumatology below the age of 40 from the Emerging EULAR Network (EMEUNET) and the PReS EMErging RheumatoloGists and rEsearchers’ (EMERGE) Group. The principal investigator (PI) can work in either adult or paediatric rheumatology but the project team should include at least one paediatric and one adult rheumatologist from at least three different institutions across Europe.

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NEW PReS EMERGE Fellowship program

Paediatric Rheumatology Trainee Questionnaire

What is EMERGE?

Following the 2016 PReS YIM in Genoa, a new group of young paediatric rheumatologists and researchers was founded called PReS EMERGE (EMErging RheumatoloGists and rEsearchers). The overarching aim of the group is to improve clinical and research opportunities for trainees from all over the world working in the field of paediatric rheumatology. The group is currently working on a number of initiatives, with the first to be implemented being the PReS EMERGE Fellowship program.

What is the PReS EMERGE Fellowship program?

This program provides financial and practical assistance for paediatric rheumatology trainees who are members of PReS and younger than 45 years, to facilitate placements of up to 6-months within a European Paediatric Rheumatology Centre. In addition to gaining clinical knowledge and skills, the trainee will be given the opportunity to participate in a research project.

The overall aims of this initiative are to:

  • Enhance both clinical and basic collaborative research conducted by trainees within Europe
  • Foster a network of emerging and established paediatric rheumatologists
  • Allow sharing of ideas and practices between different countries to harmonize paediatric rheumatology training and stimulate collaboration in the field

How to apply?

The first application deadline is 1st of September 2017. To apply the trainee is asked to propose a paediatric rheumatology training centre which can provide opportunities complementary to those of their main training site. The chosen centre will help the trainee to attain additional specialist clinical/research knowledge and skills. The trainee is required to take the initiative on the application but can work closely with the centre of interest to develop a relevant, realistic and achievable plan for her/his placement.

Each candidate will be asked to complete a standardised paediatric rheumatology trainee questionnaire which will allow assessment of the candidates suitability. In addition to the questionnaires the trainee will supply (1) a short CV (2) a concise and clear outline of the research project to be undertaken (3) a personal statement supporting the application (4) a statement of the training center willing to accept the applicant.

All documents or inquiries should be sent to Further information on the program is attached to this newsletter.

Can I join EMERGE?

The PRES EMERGE group is still growing and welcomes new members. To join please e-mail providing details of your training centre, your current position and function, and any particular areas of interest that you have. You can also find further information and follow EMERGE on Facebook and Twitter.

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