The National Institute of Health, or NIH, is a part of the federal government that is responsible for funding, facilitating, and conducting research that improves the health of the nation and the world.
Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, are a major health problem for the American people. Because of this, and patient advocacy work, they are very much on the NIH’s radar.
The NIH supports research by offering grants (packages of money to support research). They also encourage collaboration between different scientific fields. NIH funded research projects include studies on lupus, specific aspects of lupus, or similar diseases.
Scientists and interested researchers can easily find opportunities for grants and apply for them through their grant search engine, which can be found here. The available grants are publicly available in this index, here.