Amgen Fellowship Training Award / Paula de Merieux Fellowship Training Award

Funding Agency:
Rheumatology Research Foundation

The purpose of this award is to help ensure an adequate supply of (a) rheumatology providers meeting the needs of children and adults with rheumatic diseases in all areas of the country and (b) rheumatology educators and investigators to train future clinicians and advance research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The Amgen Fellowship Training Award may be used to support the salary of any fellow in an ACGME-accredited rheumatology fellowship training program.

Annually, one Paula de Merieux grant is awarded to support a trainee who belongs to an underrepresented minority within rheumatology, or is a woman. For the purposes of this program, “underrepresented minority within rheumatology” shall mean Black, Hispanic, or Native American.

In addition, one recipient will be supported annually by the Audrey M. Nelson, MD Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Endowment in Training.

Only one application submission is required to be considered for the Fellowship Training Award, Paula de Merieux Award and the Audrey M. Nelson Award funding.
Note: Programs that would utilize these grant funds to fill a previously unfilled fellowship slot should consider applying for the Fellowship Training Award- Workforce Expansion.

Multiple applications from a single institution will not be permitted unless they are for separate training programs (e.g., adult and pediatric rheumatology). Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: May 2, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant (Program Director) must be an ACR or ARP member at the time of submission and for the duration of the award
  • Only Program Directors at ACGME-accredited institutions in good standing may apply
  • The rheumatology fellowship training Program Director at the institution will be responsible for the overall direction, management and administration of the program
  • By submitting an application, the Program Director and sponsoring institution agree funds will be used ONLY for salary support of one fellow in their first or second year (or third year fellow in pediatric rheumatology)
  • Multiple applications from a single institution will not be permitted unless they are for separate training programs (e.g., adult and pediatric rheumatology)
  • Programs may not apply for the Amgen Fellowship Training Award and Fellowship Training Award- Workforce Expansion within the same application cycle.
  • Current recipients of the Fellowship Training Award for Workforce Expansion are not eligible to apply for this award.
  • Supported fellows do not need to be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals



Funding Type


Duke Awardees

2012 - Criscione-Schreiber, Lisa G., Rheumatology and Immunology


Native American
Women of Color


Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
CV or Biosketch of project leader
Project summary - 2 to 4 pages

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials:



External Deadline

May 2, 2022