Lupus Canada Launches Research Funding Program

Program Overview

The Lupus Canada Catalyst Grant Program has been launched to support high calibre start-up projects that have the potential to significantly advance the field of lupus research as well as have impact on the lives of persons living with lupus and their families. This grant provides support to investigators to initiate new research ideas and projects and is intended to complement rather than compete with traditional sources of funding such as the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Our hope is that investigators who receive an LC grant will have greater success in obtaining larger multiyear grants from traditional funders.

Important Dates

Event Date
Funding Opportunity Launch February 2016
Registration Deadline June 3, 2016
Application Deadline July 4, 2016
Anticipated Notice of Decision October 31, 2016
Anticipated Funding Start Date January 1, 2017

How to Apply

Interested investigators should review the full program description and eligibility requirements in our Funding Opportunity Announcement (below).


Important Documents


Contact Information

For questions about this funding opportunity, application instructions or peer review process, please contact:

Leanne Mielczarek
Manager, National Operations
Lupus Canada