Global Team Science Award

Funding Agency:
Lupus Research Alliance

The Global Team Science Award ($3 million over 3 years)  supports interdisciplinary, collaborative, and highly synergistic projects that push the boundaries of innovation and bridge research and clinical efforts in lupus. The successful Teams will focus on unraveling human lupus heterogeneity by applying cutting-edge technologies to address critical questions that could bring about breakthroughs in lupus care, research or drug development.

The GTSA has a unique structure. Unlike other collaborative awards where individual investigators work on their own distinct projects under the umbrella of a program or center, the GTSA requires that all Co-PIs work on a common project from distinct angles. Specifically, the team should address a single overall question or challenge by employing the complementary skills and contributions of the Co-PIs and realizing the synergies within this collaborative environment. 

Letter of Intent Due: Aug. 17, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must hold an MD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent academic degree with a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or comparable institution. The Corresponding Co-PI must hold a faculty position or equivalent for a minimum of five years at the time of application submission.  

Applications may be submitted by domestic or foreign non-profit organizations, public or private, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, or laboratories. The LRA does not impose geographic restrictions or citizenship requirements. Researchers working outside of the United States are encouraged to apply. 

Only one LOI will be accepted per Corresponding Co-PI in a grant cycle. The Corresponding Co-PI may not participate on any other GTSA. However, other Co-PIs may do so if the projects they are involved with are non-overlapping and a compelling justification for multiple participation has been provided. 



Amount Description

Up to $3 million over 3 years.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 17, 2023