Jul. 17, 2013

Request for Research Grant Application

Attention Lupus Investigators


John Fahey, MD
Medical Advisory Board, Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter, Inc.

March 1, 2014

The Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter Inc. announce their interest in receiving applications for research grants from well integrated, research teams that support a lupus research program. We hope to be able to fund 1-3 new research grants.


Non-profit academic institutions are eligible for support as the primary grantee. Priority will be given to innovative projects which have the potential to lead to competitive funding.  Applicants for Principal Investigator should be full-time employees of an eligible institution at the level of Assistant Professor or higher. Funding solely for major equipment or maintenance of such equipment will not be considered.

Evaluation Criteria                   

Applications meeting the above standards will be subjected to formal merit review and will be evaluated against the following criteria:
1. Scientific and/or technical merit or the educational benefits of the project;
2. Appropriateness of the proposed method or approach;
3. The qualifications of the investigator(s), and adequacy of proposed resources;
4. Reasonableness and appropriateness of the proposed budget; and
5. Other appropriate factors.
Also, the LFA, Wisconsin Chapter, Inc shall consider, as part of the evaluation, other available advice or information as well as program policy factors such as ensuring an appropriate balance among the program areas.

Award Selection

Selection of applications for award will be done by the LFA, Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board and will be based upon merit review, the importance and relevance of the proposed project to the Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter Inc, mission, and funding availability.
Cost reasonableness and realism will also be considered to the extent appropriate. The applicant will be advised of this decision and may be asked to submit additional details or a revised budget. Plans for getting the project underway may be firmed up at this time. Such actions are not a commitment that the LFA, Wisconsin Chapter will make award.


Investigators may apply for up to $20,000 for one year to fund innovative research projects that will ultimately lead to better understanding of lupus and/or the development of new therapies for treating lupus.

Budgets should not include investigator salary support.  Budgets should not include any allocation for indirect costs.


To obtain an application for the LFA Research Grant please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The final application must be received by 4:30 p.m., August 1, 2013.  If you have any questions call 414-443-6400.

Final grant applications should be sent to:  

John Fahey, MD - Medical Advisory Board
Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter, Inc
2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 320
Milwaukee, WI  53226


Dawn Thomas-Semanko, Executive Director
Lupus Foundation of America Wisconsin Chapter, Inc.
2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 320, Milwaukee, WI  53226
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(414) 443-6400

Timeline for LFA, WI Chapter Grants 2014

Announcement of Request for Proposals - March 1, 2014

Receipt of Final Application - July 28, 2014, 2014

Reviews Completed - August 2014

Review Committee Meeting for Prioritization - August 2013
Approval by LFA Board of Directors - September 2014

Funds Available - September 2014