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Funding Opportunities

The Lupus Research Alliance Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in Lupus Research ($600,000 over 4 years) is designed to attract outstanding early-career underrepresented minority scientists and provides them with robust and sustained support to establish a competitive independent research program in areas that reflect strategic research priorities of the Lupus Research Alliance, including defining lupus heterogeneity and stratifying patients by active disease mechanism to advance new therapeutics.

 

Applicants are encouraged to consult with LRA scientific staff to discuss the responsiveness of their proposal to this program.

 

Click here for the Request for Applications   Full Application Due Date: December 1, 2021

Click here for the Mentoring Team Form

Click here for the Primary Mentor Plan Form

Click here for the Secondary Mentor Plan Form

Click here for the Mentor’s List of Past Trainees

Click here for the Meeting Record Form

 

Inquiries can be directed to:

Scientific: Jana Barlic-Dicen, PhD; jbarlicdicen@lupusresearch.org
Administrative: Diomaris Gonzalez; dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org

The Lupus Research Alliance Postdoctoral Award to Promote Diversity in Lupus Research ($170,000 over 2 years for fellows with no more than 4 years of postdoctoral training) is designed to attract qualified and promising underrepresented minority scientists and provides them with robust and sustained support that will help them generate scientific data and unique research ideas necessary to ultimately transition to an independent researcher role in areas that reflect the strategic research priorities of the Lupus Research Alliance, including defining lupus heterogeneity and stratifying patients by active disease mechanism to advance new therapeutics.

 

Applicants are encouraged to consult with LRA scientific staff to discuss the responsiveness of their proposal to this program.

 

Click here for the Request for Applications  Full Application Due Date: December 1, 2021

 

Inquiries can be directed to:

 

Scientific: Jana Barlic-Dicen, PhD; jbarlicdicen@lupusresearch.org
Administrative: Diomaris Gonzalez; dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org

The Global Team Science Award ($3 million over 3 years)  supports interdisciplinary, collaborative, and highly synergistic projects that push the boundaries of innovation and bridge research and clinical efforts in lupus. The successful Teams will focus on unraveling human lupus heterogeneity by applying cutting-edge technologies to address critical questions that could bring about breakthroughs in lupus care, research or drug development.

 

Click here for the Request for Applications
Letters of Intent due: September 1, 2021

 

Inquiries can be directed to: 

Scientific: Hoang Nguyen PhD; hnguyen@lupusresearch.org
Administrative: Diomaris Gonzalez; dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org

The Distinguished Innovator Award ($1M over 4 years)  provides outstanding scientists with substantial support to conduct highly innovative research into the fundamental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus and so provide new directions towards a cure.

 

Applications from investigators from diverse disciplines are encouraged.

 

The 2021 review cycle is now closed for applications.

 

Inquiries can be directed to:

Scientific: Hoang Nguyen, PhD; hnguyen@lupusresearch.org
Administrative: Diomaris Gonzalez; dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org

The Lupus Innovation Award ($300,000 over 2 years) provides support for pioneering, high-risk, high-reward approaches to major challenges in lupus research. Special emphasis is placed on lupus studies exploring fundamental mechanisms, novel targets and pathways, novel technologies, and interdisciplinary approaches. Both early career and established investigators new to lupus with highly innovative ideas are encouraged to apply.

The 2021 review cycle is now closed for applications. The RFA for the next cycle is anticipated to be released in December 2021.

Inquiries can be directed to:

Scientific: Jana Barlic-Dicen, PhD; jbarlicdicen@lupusresearch.org
Administrative: Diomaris Gonzalez; dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org

The primary objective of the Lupus Insight Prize is to identify and recognize an outstanding investigator who has developed a novel research insight in scientific domains relevant to lupus.

 

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The Lupus Mechanisms and Targets Award ($600,000 total costs over 3 years) supports research focused on the identification and/or investigation of molecular pathways or targets that will lead to new or improved therapies for patients with lupus.

The RFA for the next cycle is anticipated to be released in December 2021.

Inquiries can be directed to:

Scientific: Jana Barlic-Dicen, PhD; jbarlicdicen@lupusresearch.org
Administrative: Diomaris Gonzalez; dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org.

Click here for past grants