Smarter Research. Faster Progress.

Lupus is the cruel mystery, and research is the key to solving this mystery and ending its brutal impact.  Years of disappointing results in lupus drug development suggest that a different approach is needed. Smarter research will generate faster progress.  We challenge what isn’t working and fund and support research that is most hopeful to uncover the causes of lupus, understand its progression, and accelerate the search for cures.

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How We are Advancing Research on Lupus:

  • Funding Promising Research - We fund groundbreaking studies into what causes lupus, how it progresses, and better to ways to manage lupus. 
  • Making Clinical Trials More Efficient and Effective - We lead scientific initiatives to streamline and modernize how clinical trials are designed and conducted so they can be more efficient and effective.
  • Rallying support to increase Lupus Research Funding - We conduct comprehensive efforts to stimulate new federal funding and support for lupus research.

Our Impact on Lupus Research

Throughout our history, the Lupus Foundation of America has made pioneering contributions toward ending the brutal impact of this misunderstood and unpredictable disease.  

  • We are the first lupus organization to dedicate funds toward research into cardiovascular disease in lupus.
  • We are the only lupus organization with a dedicated commitment to pediatric research.
  • We are the only lupus organization in the U.S. with a dedicated focus on unlocking the mysteries of lupus and its impact on the brain and kidneys.
  • We are the first lupus organization to fund adult stem cell research.
  • We have secured more than $70 million in federal funding for lupus research, professional training and education through our advocacy initiatives.  
  • Read more about our achievements in lupus research. 

About Lupus Foundation of America Research:

Discover below how we are re-energizing research on lupus by providing experienced leadership and knowledgeable coordination to realize our vision of a life free of lupus.

Peer-Reviewed Grants | Pediatric Lupus Research | Scientific Initiatives | Awards & Fellowships

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Our approach to research

Learn about our four comprehensive strategies to bring focus and efficiency to lupus research so we can have faster progress.

Current focus and priorities

Discover our most recently funded research studies, scientific initiatives, fellowships and awards.

Funded projects and awards

Browse through a comprehensive listing of lupus research investigators, projects and specific study areas we funded during the past several years.

How to apply for funding

Review  our current request for applications (RFA) and announcements about funding opportunities, fellowships and awards for lupus investigators.

Medical-Scientific Advisory Board

Read more about our multi-speciality team of global lupus medical experts that help us set an aggressive agenda to address the most urgent issues in lupus research.

Lupus Science and Medicine™ Open Access Journal

Read Lupus Science & Medicine™, the first and only Open Access journal dedicated to publication of scientific discoveries in lupus research and treatment.

Research News, Developments and Achievements

Access our portal to learn about developments, news, achievements and breakthroughs in lupus.

Join the Fight

Learn how you can help the Lupus Foundation of America solve the cruel mystery of lupus by getting involved in fundraising, clinical trials and advocacy.