Peer Reviewed Grant Program

In recent years, there has been significant progress in lupus research. However, substantial work remains to be done relevant to basic, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and translational aspects of lupus research. The Lupus Foundation of America funds research in several topics, including: adult stem cells, cutaneous lupus, health quality of life, cardiovascular, mid-to-late stage translational researchnephritis, neuropsychiatric lupus and lupus in males and children. Learn more about these specific topics.

The Foundation’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council annually establishes research priorities and develops specific opportunities that investigators can pursue to apply for research grant funding. The LFA issues annual Request for Applications (RFAs) and seeks proposals from lupus tenure-track investigators. These grant proposals are evaluated through a rigorous peer-review process using guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health.

Pediatric Grants

Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatric Lupus Nephritis 2014

Lisabeth V. Scalzi, MD, MS, Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Pediatric Quality of Life 2013

Mark W. DiFrancesco, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Pediatric Lupus 2013

Hermine I. Brunner, MD, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Quality of Life 2012

Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, University of California at San Francisco

Pediatric Nephritis 2012

Kathleen M. O’Neil, MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Pediatric Lupus 2011

Deborah McCurdy, MD, University of California at Los Angeles

Pediatric Lupus 2010

Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, University of California at San Francisco

Pediatric Quality of Life 2010

Joseph Ahearn, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Pediatric Lupus 2009

Deborah McCurdy, MD, University of California at Los Angeles

Pediatric Lupus 2008

Eyal Muscal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Pediatric Lupus 2008

Anne M. Stevens, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Lupus 2008