Peer Reviewed Grant Program

In recent years, there has been significant progress in lupus research. However, substantial work remains to be done relevant to basic, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and translational aspects of lupus research. The Lupus Foundation of America funds research in several topics, including: adult stem cells, cutaneous lupus, health quality of life, cardiovascular, mid-to-late stage translational researchnephritis, neuropsychiatric lupus and lupus in males and children. Learn more about these specific topics.

The Foundation’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council annually establishes research priorities and develops specific opportunities that investigators can pursue to apply for research grant funding. The LFA issues annual Request for Applications (RFAs) and seeks proposals from lupus tenure-track investigators. These grant proposals are evaluated through a rigorous peer-review process using guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health.

Organ System Research Grants

Caroline Grönwall, PhD, New York University School of Medicine

Cutaneous Lupus 2012

Eyal Muscal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2012

Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, University of California at San Francisco

Pediatric Nephritis 2012

Martin G. Pomper, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2011

Richard J. Quigg, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center

Lupus Nephritis 2011

Cynthia Aranow, MD, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2009

Michael Luggen, MD, University of Cincinnati

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2009

Amy Kao, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh

Novel Pilot Projects 2008

Eyal Muscal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Pediatric Lupus 2008

James C. Oates, MD, Medical University of South Carolina

Lupus Related Cardiovascular Research 2005-2008

Betty P. Tsao, PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Lupus Related Cardiovascular Research 2005-2008