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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION FUNDED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES. 

CURRENT AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

American Lung Association-Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC)

The goal of the Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) network is to undertake studies of immediate clinical relevance which require large numbers of subjects but with questions which do not require the use of extensive technology. The basic structure of the network consists of 15 to 20 clinical sites coordinated by a data coordinating center (DCC) and ALA national staff. ACRC grants (up to $100,000) per year will provide support for the personnel and resources needed to develop a working research infrastructure. 

Applicants must be a Principal Investigator whose background and experience indicate competence in clinical trials in lung disease. The Center must be not-for-profit, preferably at academic institution with adequate institutional support for the necessary infrastructure with expertise and experience in conducting clinical trials in lung disease. This should include the ability to attract large numbers of subjects as well as the ability to attract a racially and culturally diverse population. 

Interested applicants must submit an electronic Letter of Intent (LOI) to the American Lung Association by October 1, 2015 via proposalCENTRAL at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.


The goals of the Awards and Grants Program are to:

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

Independent Investigator Awards

Lung Cancer Discovery Award: $100,000/yr. Supports investigators, at any level of research experience, focusing on novel treatments or a cure for lung cancer. A Letter of Intent is required for this award. Duration: Up to two years.

*New* LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project: Lung Cancer in Women Award: $133,350/yr. Supports investigators, at any level of research experience, focusing on elucidating and understanding the impact of lung cancer in women. A Letter of Intent is required for this award. Duration: Up to three years.

Interested applicants must submit an electronic Letter of Intent (LOI) to the American Lung Association by October 1, 2015 via proposalCENTRAL at https://proposalcentral.altum.com


Junior Investigator Awards - Mentor required

American Lung Association / AAAAI Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award: $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: $40,000/yr. Provides seed monies for junior investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.

Clinical Patient Care Research Grant: $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: $40,000/yr. Provides seed monies for junior investigators researching interstitial lung disease.

Social-Behavioral Research Grant: $40,000/yr. Provides seed monies for junior investigators working on epidemiological, behavioral or economic studies examining risk factors affecting lung health.

Interested applicants must submit a complete application to the American Lung Association by December 16, 2015 via proposalCENTRAL at https://proposalcentral.altum.com


Training Awards

Lung Health Dissertation Grant: $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: $32,500/yr. Post-doctoral support for 1st and 2nd year PhD fellows and 3rd and 4th year MD fellows in the basic sciences.

Interested applicants must submit a complete application to the American Lung Association by December 16, 2015 via proposalCENTRAL at https://proposalcentral.altum.com 
 



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