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Dept. of Defense Announces Lupus Research Program's 2023 Funding Opportunities
The Department of Defense has announced the availability of nearly $10 million in funding opportunities for high-impact lupus research.
In April, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a pre-announcement for fiscal year 2023 funding opportunities to give lupus researchers the time to plan and develop ideas to be submitted for funding consideration. Researchers may now submit their applications for any of the three available funding mechanisms – the Idea, Impact, or Transformative Vision Awards – through eBRAP and Grants.gov.
The deadline for researchers to submit a pre-application for any of the three opportunities is July 20 at 5 pm Eastern, and applications must be submitted by August 10 at 11:59 pm Eastern.
For complete information about the funding opportunities, please visit the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s website.
Advocating for the Lupus Research Program
The Lupus Research Program was established in 2017 after years of advocacy led by the Lupus Foundation of America and lupus advocates. Since then, continued advocacy has secured $55 million in federal funding for the Lupus Research Program, enabling it to support 72 high-quality, high-impact research projects in its first three years.
Notably, the robust funding opportunities announced today are the result of lupus advocates successfully urging Congress to provide the program $10 million in funding in fiscal year 2023.
For more information about the type of research the Department of Defense is funding through the Lupus Research Program, click here to read about the research the Program funded in 2022. And to be sure Congress continues to support this critical program, sign up as an advocate!