The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation firmly believes in the concept of educating students – our leaders of tomorrow – about Sjögren’s. As such, the SSF is partnering with professional societies to generate greater awareness of and interest in Sjögren’s on the part of students pursuing careers in medical and scientific research. 

This latest expansion of our research program is made possible by The Bannon Humphery Foundation of Charleston, South Carolina, which joins the SSF for a fourth year in its goal to foster future scientists and clinicians in Sjögren’s. Their special donations  have enabled the SSF to support students by collaborating with associations for professionals in rheumatology and oral and ocular medicine.

Students must perform their research at a U.S. university or research institution and submit their applications directly to the partnering professional society website. Criteria and application procedures will vary according to the organization through which the award is given. One Student Fellowship will be awarded through each organization, and the SSF will appoint a Sjögren’s expert to each partnering group’s committee that reviews applications. 


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