BSR UK Fellowship



About the BSR UK Fellowship

The UK Fellowship aims to provide greater support to BSR members who are interested in delivering the highest quality research and broadening their practical experience. 

This is a unique opportunity, open to UK trainees and newly appointed consultants, to visit other rheumatology departments and learn about their clinical centres. 

You’ll spend three days in a group, touring the host’s clinics and facilities, meeting their teams and seeing their work first hand. You can read about previous fellowships in the section below. There are up to six bursaries available for 2017 which cover travel, accommodation and food*. 

The fellowship takes place on Monday, 3 July to Wednesday, 5 July. The UK fellowship is exclusively for BSR members.

Previous fellowship blogs:

Applications are now open to host the 2017 BSR UK Fellowship



Apply to be a host


Applications are now open to host BSR's UK Fellowship 2017.

The BSR UK Fellowship will take place from Monday, 3 July – Wednesday, 5 July 2017. 

As a host, this is a fantastic opportunity for you and your team to design a three day programme where fellows can explore your resources and activities. 

Why should you apply to be a host?
  • Showcase your expertise from a clinical and research perspective  
  • Provide clinical experience for up to six fellows
  • Present your practice to senior registrars/new consultants  

What do you need to apply to be a host?
  • Educational objectives for the UK Fellowship (up to 300 words)
  • List of the convenor/s and faculty members 
  • Proposed teaching methods
  • Provisional programme which the fellows will be attending (provide an attachment with a detailed programme)

PLEASE NOTE: Applications cannot be confirmed or promoted by BSR without a provisional programme.

“We strengthened our own multi-disciplinary links by keeping the entire programme lively and interactive” – Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, Southend University Hospital, UK Fellowship host for 2016

  Apply here 

Deadline: Friday, 10th March at 5pm 

For further information, email events@rheumatology.org.uk or T: +44 (0) 207 356 9000



Apply to be a fellow


The BSR UK Fellowship will take place from Monday, 3 July – Wednesday, 5 July 2017

As a fellow, this is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a clinical setting, and develop a growing network with new colleagues.  

Why should you apply to be a fellow?
  • First hand clinical experience 
  • Fantastic networking opportunity to engage with five new colleagues 
  • Gain a wealth of knowledge to apply in practice 
  • CPD accreditation 
What is the criteria to apply to be a fellow?
  • Either currently holding a Specialist Registrar contract or recently appointed  as a consultant 
  • Evidence of interest in obtaining a broad exposure to the practice of rheumatology and in particular the benefit sought by participating in the UK Fellowship
  • Contribution to rheumatology
  • Must be a BSR member 

We will be opening the applications for fellows in April. 


For further information, email events@rheumatology.org.uk or T: +44 (0) 207 356 9000