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Funding Opportunities

The LRA offers an Administrative Supplement to Promote Diversity in Lupus Research (“LRA Diversity Supplement”) for highly qualified and promising underrepresented minority trainees to support their research experiences aligned with an active LRA parent award or with lupus research-focused NIH, DOD, or equivalent awards in good standing.

Click here for the Request for Applications

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the available funds have been committed. Receipt of applications on the following dates will guarantee a response as follows:

Due and Anticipated Start Dates:     

Applications Due Notification By
August 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
October 25, 2022 December 9, 2022

Inquiries can be directed to:

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

 

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.

The 2021 application deadline for this program has passed. The new Request for Applications will be released in the summer 2022.

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.

The 2021 application deadline for this program has passed. The new Request for Applications will be released in the summer 2022.

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 2023 Request for Applications.

Inquiries can be directed to: 

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

Lupus Landmark Study Clinical Coordination Center and Biorepository Components of the Lupus Nexus: 

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is soliciting applications to support two of the three components of the Lupus Nexus – a first of its kind in lupus registry, biorepository, and an information exchange platform to accelerate lupus research and clinical translation. This request for proposals (RFP) focuses on the Clinical Coordination Center and the Biorepository. Applicants may apply for one or both components. The third component of the Lupus Nexus, the Data Repository and Analytics Platform, will be the focus of a subsequent RFP. Applicants who apply for one or both components in this RFP will also be eligible to apply to the data/analytics platform RFP.

Click here for a brief overview of the program.

Emails should reference “Lupus CRO/BR RFP Inquiry” and your organization’s name within the subject line.

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 2022 application deadline for this program has passed. The new Request for Applications will be released in early 2023.

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 2022 application deadline for this program has passed. The new Request for Applications will be released later this year.

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. Click here for more information.

The 2022 submission deadline for this award has passed.

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 2022 application deadline for this program has passed. The new Request for Applications will be released later this year.

Inquiries can be directed to:

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

Click here for past grants