LFA Grants to Further Lupus Research – 2020 Grants Open for Applications
About our grants
The Lupus Foundation of America funds annual grant programs, in addition to other critical research. Our annual programs include the Gary S. Gilkeson Career Development Award which supports early career scientists who are committed to lupus research. Additionally, the Gina M. Finzi Memorial Summer Student Fellowship Program awards grants to young scientists to cultivate an interest in lupus research. The Finzi program requires that research is supervised and sponsored under the mentorship of an established lupus investigator. Both of these grant programs invest in the next generation of lupus researchers, and provide funding at a time in their careers when it’s less available and play a significant role in growing the lupus research field.
This year, the Lupus Foundation of America is also partnering with Lupus Canada on the Lupus Canada Catalyst Award, which supports a research project by a Canadian researcher that has the potential to significantly advance the field or impact the lives of people with lupus.
Did you know…
Thanks to your support, the studies that the Lupus Foundation of America has funded have had a major impact on the lupus research field. We have seen many of our grantees go on to receive additional funding for their projects on their path to lupus breakthroughs – just last year a Finzi Fellow received over $100,000 in additional funding to continue their research.
Thanks to your support, several of our grantees consider the funding they received from the LFA early in their career the stepping stone to success in the field. We have grantees from over 25 years ago still working diligently in the lupus research field.
Thanks to your support, over a dozen recent grantees from the LFA presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual scientific meeting this year on projects that were on their funded research, or a continuation of their project.
Thanks to your support, the LFA has funded grantees in over 20 states and Canada.
Do you know a lupus researcher that would be interested in our grant programs? Applications are currently open and accepted until April 17, 2020 for the Career Development Award, Finzi Fellowship Program and Lupus Canada Catalyst Award. To learn more about these three peer reviewed grant programs, click here.