Three lupus research organizations have joined forces to create a new award to fund research on the causes and treatments of research. The first-ever Lupus Insight Prize will provide $200,000 to one researcher to help fund a project dedicated to furthering understanding of the genetic, environmental, molecular, immunologic, or cellular aspects of lupus or its treatment.
The Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Foundation of America, and the Lupus Research Institute collaborated to create the prize. “By helping talented investigators pursue their novel research insights, we are laying additional groundwork to better understand and treat this complex and debilitating disease,” said advisory board members from the three research organizations in a press release.
Interested in nominating someone for this prize? A Letter of Nomination is due on July 31, 2012, at 5 p.m. ET, and applications are due on October 1, 2012, at 5 p.m. ET. For more information or to apply, visit www.LupusInsightPrize.org.
The winner of the prize will be announced in 2013.
Dawn Antoline is editor of The Rheumatologist.