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Lupus Research Update: 2006 Volume 3

Volume 3, 2006 - Online Edition | In This Issue


Meet the Investigator >
Pilot Grant Program >
Research Results - Using Cholesterol Levels to Screen for Worsening Lupus-Related Kidney Disease >
Research Results - New Genetic Findings Linked to Lupus in Mouse Models >
Research Results - Rituximab for Lupus Shows Promise >
Research Results - New Target for Treatment Identified >
Advocacy Update - Senator Charles Schumer Champions Lupus Research >
Beyond the Research - The ALR Walks Nationwide >
Drug Research and Development News >

Pilot Grant Program

The Alliance for Lupus (ALR) announces its Pilot Grant Program, a new initiative to enhance its current efforts to fund innovative lupus research. Pilot Grant awardees will receive up to $75,000 for one year of support. The application deadline is October 2, 2006.

Support will focus on:

  • Research that reflects innovative approaches and techniques
  • Research to develop pilot data for submission of larger awards to NIH, ALR or other funding organizations
  • New investigators who demonstrate promise and productivity and are working in an environment that supports their research efforts
  • Research by scientists who are experts in areas other than lupus, but whose expertise is relevant to the advancement of lupus research
  • Established lupus investigators embarking on clearly discernible new directions in their work

Applications in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Clinical studies
  • Research that takes advantage of existing or planned collections of patient or clinical materials
  • Grants that seek to identify or characterize putative biomarkers

1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

90 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Alliance for Lupus Research.


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