More than half of the researchers given $300,000 grants from the LRI to test their innovative hypotheses have such promising findings that they win ongoing funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other organizations to continue the work.
It’s a stellar return on the investment in lupus discovery.
And it keeps lupus research dollars growing at the NIH, where overall dollars are scarce.
To date LRI-generated lupus research multiplied at the NIH, from $40 to $130 million. As of 2013, the LRI has delivered over $170 million in funding to advance only the most novel, innovative studies.