This award is intended for scientists who have produced innovative master’s theses, dissertations, or publications in the field of digital rheumatology.

The research award includes:

  • A prize of 500 Euros
  • A 10-minute oral presentation and award ceremony during the Digital Rheumatology Day in Berlin on March 9th, 2024
  • Publication of a short article on the Digital Rheumatology Network website ( and its social media channels.
  • All participants can attend the meeting free of charge and have the opportunity to present their work as an E-Poster

General conditions:

  • At the time of application, the publication, thesis, or dissertation should not be more than two years old.
  • Papers must have been published as original work in an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal, and the applicant must be the first or last author.
  • Theses or dissertations must have already been accepted or published by a university.

The winner will be selected by the board members of the Digital Rheumatology Network based on clinical relevance, originality, and scientific merit.

Please submit the following documents in English in a single PDF file:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A short abstract summary (maximum 300 words)
  • Proof of acceptance as a thesis, dissertation, or publication

Submit your PDF application by January 15, 2023, to Sina Reis-Balikcioglu at