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The Foundation has several grant programs for investigators at every stage of their career in lupus research. Our grant programs are designed to drive novel approaches in lupus research across a variety of fields, including basic science and translational and clinical research.

The application period for 2018 is currently closed. Please check back in early 2019 for new funding opportunities. You can also learn about our current grantees

Career Development Grants

Gary S. Gilkeson Career Development Award

The award is for second- or third-year rheumatology, nephrology, and dermatology fellows in the U.S. and Canada who are interested in lupus research.

Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program

The fellowship program fosters interest among students in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus.

Topic-Specific Research Grants

Each year, our Medical-Scientific Advisory Council chooses research priorities and creates topic-focused opportunities for investigators to apply for funding. This grant program prioritizes the most urgent and unmet needs in lupus research.

Achievement Awards

Each year, we recognize investigators who made and continue to make incredible contributions to the advancement of lupus research and treatment.

Evelyn V. Hess, MD, MACP, MACR Award

This award gives special recognition to an investigator whose body of work made significant contributions to the science or medicine of lupus.

Mary Betty Stevens, MD, Young Investigator Prize

An award that recognizes the extraordinary achievements of an investigator made at the early stages of their career in lupus research.