Useful research and rheumatic disease links

champions the professional and career development of researchers and plays a major role in working with higher education institutions, researchers and employers. Visit the Vitae website

Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis UK website offers fellowships to science PhD students within 1 year of completing their PhD, with the aim of retaining the best postdoctoral researchers in areas of research relevant to arthritis and musculoskeletal disease. Find out more about the Foundation Fellowships on the Arthritis UK website.

The Wellcome Trust 
The Wellcome Trust offers Postdoctoral Fellowships which provide a unique opportunity for the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to make an early start in developing their independent research careers, working in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas. Find out more about the Wellcome Trust's Fellowships on its website

The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Working with member charities and partners, amrc aims to support the sector’s effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government.

The Nuffield Foundation is a member of AMRC and supports its statement on the use of animals in medical research

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) provides a UK focus for the promotion, development and implementation of the 3Rs in animal research and testing. Visit the website for the latest news.