Lupus Canada is proud to announce that the second Catalyst Grant opportunity will be released on March 1, 2017. The purpose of the Lupus Canada Catalyst Grant program is 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 a Lupus Canada grant will have greater success in obtaining larger multiyear grants from traditional funders.