Lupus Foundation of America has partnered with Lupus Canada for the Catalyst Grant. The Lupus Canada Catalyst Grant is intended to help kick start a new project or research idea focused on discoid or systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This grant provides support to Canadian 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). All Applicants must be Canadian citizens and hold an academic appointment at a Canadian university, teaching hospital, or similar. One Catalyst Award for a total of $40,000 to fund one project for a term of one year.