Lupus Research Alliance (fka Alliance for Lupus Research): 2017 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Autoimmunity

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is accepting applications to support novel research into fundamental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus and to provide new directions towards a cure. LRA 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 cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy. Award amount is up to $250,000 per year for up to four (4) years. The application deadline is May 24, 2017.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Lupus Research Alliance (fka Alliance for Lupus Research): 2017 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Autoimmunity
http://www.lupusresearch.org

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is accepting applications to support novel research into fundamental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus and to provide new directions towards a cure. LRA 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 cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy. Applications will be judged 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. Successful applicants will be outstanding investigators who have demonstrated creativity and productivity in their field of research. Applications from investigators in diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, immunology, genetics, molecular-, cell- and systems biology are encouraged. Eligible applicants must hold a position of assistant professor or higher. Up to 10% of the total annual budget may be allocated to salary support of the principal investigator. No institutional overhead or other indirect costs are allowed.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2017. Anticipated funding will begin January 2018. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.lupusresearch.org/lupus-research/for-researchers.html#.WMLX4m8rJhE

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Kavita Hall, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at Kavita.hall@unc.edu or (919) 962-2013. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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