Scientific Peer Review

Attaining the goal of advancing our national and international reputation as a premier children’s hospital will require a robust and mixed portfolio of individual and multi-investigator federal grants. As one step to meet this goal, Lurie Children’s and Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute have implemented a mandatory Scientific Peer Review (SPR) process for all prime Federal grant submissions.

All proposals meeting the criteria above must have completed the SPR process before they can be submitted to the funding agency.

In order to start the SPR process, the Scientific​ Peer Review Request Form​ must to be submitted at least ten (10) weeks before the grant deadline.

Seven (7) weeks before the due date, a penultimate version of the grant submission must be submitted for review.

Reviewer comments will be returned to the PI three (3) weeks before the due date so that they can be incorporated into the submission.  The goal is to provide helpful feedback to the PI so that the grant submission has the best possible chance of success.

Scientific​ Peer Review Request Form​. [Note: Lurie Children's credentials are needed in order to access this form. The PI’s Lurie Children’s email is required for all communications under the Scientific Peer Review process.]

Contact: Scientific Peer Review Administrator at

When is my SPR Request Due?

Use our calculator to see what your important SPR dates would be.


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