LUPUS UK Research Grants – 2024 Deadline Announced

LUPUS UK is a registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus, and assisting those approaching diagnosis. Lupus mainly affects women and is an incurable immune system illness where too many antibodies are produced, leading to inflammatory processes anywhere in the body.

The charity’s Research Grants fund investigations into systemic lupus erythematosus in its various manifestations, and damage as a result of the aggressive nature of the disease itself and its necessary medications. Funding supports applications that focus on the following:

  • Smaller pilot studies, which will lead to applications to major funders for large-scale research trials.
  • Enabling grants for basic science support, which would enable larger projects by providing essential data for large grant applications.
  • Medical meetings, which would facilitate improvements to the understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of lupus, and its research.

Funding is awarded to universities, hospitals or recognised research institutes in the UK. Applications involving several centres should be submitted by the Principal Investigator of the study who will be the point of contact for all related correspondence.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available (however, the grant level is under review). Grants must be taken up within 12 months of the award and will start from the date that the project commenced or when the first person is appointed.

Applications are usually accepted twice per year (in spring and autumn), however, there will only be one deadline in 2024.

(This Bulletin article was the subject of a ResearchConnect news alert.)