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What we're funding

Find out more about research we are currently funding.

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Our research strategy

We fund research that is both investigator instigated and specifically target strategic key areas of interest.

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Our research centres

In line with our progressive approach to beating arthritis, we have created research centres across the country in strategic areas of arthritis research.

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Application deadlines

View the full list of application deadlines.

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Our clinical study groups and research strategies

We have established clinical study groups in seven areas of pathology.

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Funding of clinical studies

Arthritis Research UK has made a strategic commitment to increase support for clinical research.

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Our research policies

Read our policies here.

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Grants you can apply for

Find out what funding schemes are available.

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Applying for a grant

Our research grants and fellowships may only be held in universities, hospitals or recognised research institutions in the UK.

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Information for applicants

We use the following eligibility criteria when assessing potential research funding applications

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How we award grants

All our grant awarding committees are made up of independent scientists and clinicians from the research community with appropriate research expertise and experience to cover the wide variety of grant applications that we receive.

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Our committees

Our committees comprise of three strategy committees which have 4 sub-committees that are responsible for grant awards via peer review.

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A platform for recruitment, data and sample capture and archiving

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Institute support has moved towards the support for centres of excellence

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Research strategy meetings

Arthritis Research UK has a commitment to adopt a more strategic approach to the research it supports. One of the approaches used to develop research strategy in a particular area is to convene a Research Strategy Meeting comprising key national leaders across all the sub areas within each topic.

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News for researchers

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Important updates, deadlines and notices for our researchers.

Grant Tracker

Arthritis Research UK launched a new application and grants management system, Grant Tracker, which must be used to apply for funding to any of our schemes.


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