Professional Grant Opportunities

2014-2015 Awards and Grants Program

Application deadline is November 12, 2013
Lung Cancer Discovery LOI due on September 15, 2013

We invite qualified scientists in all areas of lung health including risk factor research to submit an application for the 2014-2015 grant cycle and join us in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing all lung diseases.

The goals of the Awards and Grants Program are to:

  1. foster laboratory, patient-centered and social-behavioral research designed to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with all lung diseases and corresponding risk factors
  2. fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research

Learn more about the Terms and Conditions governing our Awards and Grants Program.

Grant Offerings

Program Descriptions can be accessed by clicking on grant title. Guidelines to assist in preparing an application are available as a downloadable PDF.

**Please read both of these documents before starting an application. Applicants not in compliance with requirements may be administratively withdrawn**

I. Training Awards

  • Lung Health Dissertation Grant (1 grant available): $21,000/yr.
    Pre-doctoral support for nurses or students with an academic career focused on the various disciplines of social science.
  • Senior Research Training Fellowship (8-10 grants available): $32,500/yr.
    Post-doctoral support for 1st and 2nd year PhD fellows and 3rd and 4th year MD fellows in the basic sciences.

II. Independent Investigator Awards

  • American Lung Association / AAAAI Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award (2 grants available): $75,000/yr.
    Supports faculty members of allergy/immunology divisions of an academic institution undertaking a project related to allergic respiratory disease.
  • Biomedical Research Grant (10-12 grants available): $40,000/yr.
    Provides seed monies for junior investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.
  • Clinical Patient Care Research Grant (1-2 grants available): $40,000/yr.
    Provides seed monies for junior investigators working on traditional clinical studies examining methods of improving patient care and/or treatment for lung disease.
  • Dalsemer Research Grant (1 grant available): $40,000/yr.
    Provide seed monies for junior investigators researching interstitial lung disease.
  • DeSouza Research Award (1 grant available): $100,000/yr. Supports investigators, at any level of research experience, focused on bronchiectasis, infection with atypical Mycobacteria, particularly Mycobacterium Avium, and/orinfection with Nocardia species.
  • Lung Cancer Discovery Award (4 grants available): $100,000/yr.
    Supports investigators, at any level of research experience, focused on the early detection and treatments for lung cancer. Letter of Intent is due September 15, 2013.
  • Social-Behavioral Research Grant (1-2 grants available): $40,000/yr.
    Provides seed monies for junior investigators working on epidemiological, behavioral or economic studies examining risk factors affecting lung health.

At this time we are not requesting applications for our Asthma Clinical Research Centers