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.

Quality of Life Grants

Lisabeth V. Scalzi, MD, MS, Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Pediatric Quality of Life 2013

Hermine I. Brunner, MD, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Quality of Life 2012

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

Pediatric Quality of Life 2010

Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS, Rush University Medical Center

Health Quality of Life Research 2009