Lupus Research Institute Seeks Applications for Distinguished Innovator Awards

Lupus Research Institute Seeks Applications for Distinguished Innovator Awards

SOURCE: Lupus Research Institute (LRI)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/8/16.

$ AVAILABLE: LRI expects to award up to four grants of up to $250,000 per year over four years.

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In pursuit of this goal, the LRI welcomes novel, hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human and/or animal model based lupus research. The research proposal must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy.

The expert review panel will judge applications primarily on the novelty and potential of the research proposal, and the strengths and track record of the investigator. Emphasis will be on the rationale for the hypothesis rather than the amount of preliminary data. Continuations of long-term research projects will not be considered.

ELIGIBILITY: Successful applicants must be an outstanding investigator who has demonstrated creativity and productivity in his/her field of research. Applications from investigators in diverse disciplines, including but not limited to immunology, genetics, and molecular, cell and systems biology are encouraged. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus also are encouraged to apply, as are researchers working outside the United States. Applicants must hold a position at an academic institution.

PURPOSE: The Lupus Research Institute is inviting applications for its Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Autoimmunity, a global program designed to provide outstanding scientists with support to conduct novel research on the fundamental causes of lupus.

Advances across many disciplines have led to novel treatments that aim to suppress the manifestations of lupus. Yet few interventions are being developed that seek to reverse or prevent the disease. To that end, LRI welcomes novel, hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human and/or animal model-based lupus research. The research must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy.

CONTACT: Laura Hack, (212) 218-2840, email: researchadmin@lupusny.org. For more information see http://lupusresearchinstitute.org/2016-dr-william-e-paul-distinguished-innovator-awards-lupus-and-autoimmunity

From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/15/16

Subject(s) medical research

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