Gary S. Gilkeson Career Development Award

Funding Agency:
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Lupus Foundation of America’s Gary S. Gilkeson Career Development Award facilitates the professional development of current fellows (any year), clinicians up to two years post-fellowship and/or within four years of Postdoctoral research in nephrology, rheumatology, or dermatology, in the U.S. or Canada. Their work should focus on the investigation of basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, or epidemiological lupus research.

  • Four grant awards of up to $70,000 each for up to two years
  • Funding may be renewed for a second year depending on progress from year one
  • Applications must be submitted through the Fluxx online grants management system
  • Applicants must first complete an eligibility quiz and registration form at
  • Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
  • Earliest award date is June 3

Deadline: Apr. 14, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold an M.D. or PhD (or equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application
  • Be a clinical fellow (any year) or up to 2 years post-fellowship in an adult or childhood fellowship program in rheumatology, nephrology, or dermatology that is accredited by either the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (in the U.S.) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (in Canada) or must have completed a doctoral degree within the past four years
  • Have a documented history of conducting lupus research, or have submitted a lupus-specific abstract to the American College of Rheumatology or similar scientific meeting during the fellowship period
  • Applications investigating COVID-19 in people with lupus or disparities in lupus are strongly encouraged



Amount Description

The CDA Award amount will be up to $70,000. A total of two (2) awards will be provided in 2018. One (1) award will be granted for a study focused on pediatric lupus research and a second award will be granted for a study focused on adult lupus research. The fellowship funding may be renewable for a second year of up to an additional $70,000 depending upon progress.

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 14, 2023