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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.

2019 Funding Opportunities

Career Development Grants

Gary S. Gilkeson Career Development Award

The award is designed for fellows (any year) or clinicians up to two years post-fellowship in nephrology, rheumatology, and dermatology in the U.S. and Canada who are interested in lupus research. 

  • Four grant awards of up to $70,000 each for up to 2 years
  • Funding may be renewed for a second year depending on progress
  • Applications must be submitted through the Fluxx online grants management system
  • Applicants must first complete an eligibility quiz and registration form at lupusfoundation.fluxx.io
  • Complete application packages (with all required attachments and supporting documentation) must be submitted online by 5:00 P.M. ET on April 16, 2019. Hard copies will not be accepted.
  • Earliest award date is May 15, 2019

Funding for this year’s grant is provided, in part, by the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation.

For full eligibility and application requirements, read the full RFA package.

How to use FLUXX (Applicants)

Questions? Contact Alyssa Parks at [email protected]

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.

  • Six fellowship awards of $4,000 for projects in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus
  • Students must work under the sponsorship and supervision of an established, tenure-track principal investigator who directs a laboratory dedicated at least in part to the investigation of lupus at an academic, medical, or research institution in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico
  • The applicant is responsible for identifying a supervising sponsor
  • Preference is given to graduate or medical students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree or will have done so prior to their official acceptance of the award
  • Applications must be submitted through the Fluxx online grants management system
  • Applicants must first complete an eligibility quiz and registration form at lupusfoundation.fluxx.io.
  • Complete application packages (with all required attachments and supporting documentation) must be submitted online by 5:00 P.M. ET on April 16, 2019. Hard copies will not be accepted.
  • Earliest award date is May 15, 2019

For full eligibility and application requirements, read the full RFA package.

How to use FLUXX (Applicants)

Questions? Contact Alyssa Parks at [email protected]

An announcement regarding the grants and awards listed below will be issued at a later date.  You can also learn about our current grantees

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.