New Research Grants for Novel Approaches to Lupus

Grant Application Deadline: May 30, 2013

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) invites applications for financial support for idea-driven, novel research projects relevant to basic, translational or clinical investigation in lupus. The Novel Research Grant program will run in parallel with the LRI’s global Distinguished Innovator Award program.

Research applications will be judged principally on novelty of the hypotheses, scientific quality, strength of approach, relevance to lupus, and likelihood of success. Creativity will be valued.  Rationale for the hypotheses proposed rather than amount of preliminary data will be emphasized.

Continuations of long-term research projects are not appropriate
for this submission.

Projects on aspects of the disease that have been less extensively studied and applications from investigators in diverse disciplines, including those who may not have previously worked in lupus, are encouraged.

While the Institute encourages projects based on novel explorations of human lupus biology—innovative studies that use human material to address the physiological, cellular, molecular and/or genetic basis of human lupus—projects solely based on cellular, molecular, and/or animal models are also encouraged.

Both established and new investigators may apply. Applicants should hold advanced degrees and be affiliated with institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Grant application research plans are limited to six pages. Annual funding of up to $100,000 per year, beginning December 2013, for a term of up to three years, will be awarded for approved projects.

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For additional information please contact Laura Hack, Grants Administrator or 212.685.4118.

To submit an application, please visit proposalCentral at

Application must be received by May 30, 2013