As outlined in the 2020-2023 strategic plan, the ARA is committed to facilitating high quality and relevant research in the field of rheumatology by expanding opportunities for member involvement and exploring avenues for collaboration with other professional groups.

The ARA Research Trust disburses grants annually for ARA members for rheumatological research through awards peer reviewed by the Arthritis Australia and RACP scientific review panels.

The descriptions of the grants are brief and are intended to assist potential applicants in deciding which awards they may be eligible for.

Greater detail regarding the awards and the application processes can be obtained from the various administering bodies such as Arthritis Australia or the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.