EULAR Applications for project grants

EULAR welcomes project applications from rheumatologists across Europe designed for developing EULAR Recommendations, EULAR Criteria, EULAR Points to Consider, or similar projects.

Final manuscripts, approved by EULAR, will need to be submitted to ARD or RMD Open  for review and possible publication. Applicants should be aware of a standard EULAR procedure for applying, internal evaluation, and decision-making, which can be downloaded under related information on the right-hand side of the page.


  • Applicants are invited to submit a full proposal using the grant application templates (maximum length: 5 pages; longer proposals will be returned) and a corresponding lay summary. Project proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the EULAR Standing Committee chair.
    Following evaluation, the EULAR Council will make a final funding decision at its next available meeting. Funding decisions will be made twice a year, in March and September.

  • Full project proposals must reach the secretariat by 15 January or 15 July in order to meet internal process deadlines and ensure submission to the next EULAR Council meetings.

  • Standard budget for projects is EUR 57,500 (two meetings at 20,000 each, 15,000 for fellow work, 2,500 meeting logistics), and EUR 36,250 for 'update' projects (one meeting at 20,000, 15,000 for fellow work, 1,250 meeting logistics).

  • When composing your task force, leave 5 slots open for general applications. A call will be launched after the project proposal approval.

  • If a project proposal is approved, all task force members will need to fill in a Declaration of Interest form provided by the EULAR Secretariat.

  • Note that EULAR has recognised the pivotal role of patients in the development of recommendations. Today it is common practice for EULAR's task force leaders to involve one or two patient research partners in their project organisation.

  • The project duration is limited to one year after the second meeting has taken place.

  • The final manuscript will be published on the EULAR website, along with the ppt slide deck (download template under related information) created by the applicant summarising the findings. Executive review and submission approval needed for both documents before submission to any journal.

  • Please note that EULAR does not endorse recommendations retrospectively.

Applications for research project funding

EULAR as an organisation does NOT fund research proposals but supports the Foundation for Research in Rheumatology[*] (FOREUM).


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Related information

All documents referred to in the text can be downloaded here:

Grant application templates

How EULAR develops recommendations

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EULAR Standard Operating Procedures

It is the objective of the Council to promote actions and/or projects permitting to improve the knowledge and/or the recognition of musculoskeletal disorders.

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Recommended Methodologists

Voting procedures recommendations

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PPT slide deck template

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