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Lupus Insight Prize

Lupus Insight Prize


The Lupus Insight Prize will provide $100,000 in research funds to an outstanding investigator with a documented record of creativity, innovation, and productivity and who has made a novel insight and/or discovery in an area of research that is applicable to the pathogenesis or treatment of lupus and who is judged to have a high likelihood of generating further significant advances by applying the insight to lupus.

Prize Objectives

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. The Prize is not a lifetime achievement award. Instead, the Lupus Insight Prize will be given for a specific, significant and recent (within the past five years) discovery that is relevant to lupus.

In addition to recognizing a specific insight and/or discovery, the Prize also aims to direct the talents of the Prize recipient toward further high impact research achievement and further testing of the insight in lupus. This should shift the current paradigms and should significantly advance lupus understanding or treatment. Secondary objectives of the Prize are to: (1) raise the visibility of lupus as a significant medical condition among the general public; and (2) demonstrate the determination of the Lupus Research Alliance to surmount the challenges of this complex and debilitating disease.

Currently, we are not accepting any nominations for this award. However, we encourage you to send an email to research@lupusresearch.org if you are interested in receiving future requests for proposals.

Please send any scientific inquiries to: Dr. Teodora Staeva, Chief Scientific Officer at tstaeva@lupusresearch.org.

All administrative inquiries should be sent to: Diomaris Gonzalez, Director, Grant Programs at dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org.

Past Lupus Insight Prize Recipients

2019 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient

Emory University School of Medicine

Identification of new B cell pathways



2018 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Neuropsychiatric Lupus: from underlying causes to therapeutic approaches

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient

Weill Cornell Medicine

Human Lupus from Bench to Bedside

2016 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient

University of Massachusetts Medical School

A Novel Model of CLE for the Exploration of Lupus Pathogenesis

2015 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Local factors control organ damage

2014 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient

University of Michigan

Gene/Environment Interactions in Lupus

2014 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient

University of Pittsburgh

Recent Advances in Autoimmune Diseases: Focus on Lupus

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