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Award and Grant Application materials are available through proposalCENTRAL at

  • Applications are due on March 4, 2015


While eligibility varies by award type, the following requirements apply to all grants:

  • Candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses:
    • permanent resident (Green Card),
    • exchange visitor (J-1),
    • temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B),
    • Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN),
    • Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa)
    • temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1)
    • Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa.
  • Candidates must be employed by a U.S. not for profit institution.
  • Candidates are only allowed to submit 1 application per review cycle. Applicants who apply for more than one grant or award will forfeit any chance of funding.

It is strongly recommended that applicants fully read through the:

  • Program Descriptions to determine eligibility for an award and
  • Application Guidelines to ensure accurate preparation of an application

Applicants deemed ineligible for a particular award, or who do not follow the instructions provided, will be automatically disqualified. There will be no exceptions.

Anticipated Timeline

  • August 2014: Applicants are invited to submit grant applications
  • October 1, 2014: Lung Cancer Discovery Award (LCD) LOI Due
  • November 2014: LOI outcomes emailed to prospective applicants
  • December 15, 2014: Awards and Grants Applications Due
  • March 4, 2015: Alpha-1 Research Grant Applications Due
  • March 2015: Peer Review Committee Meetings
  • April 2015: Alpha-1 Peer Review Committee Meeting
  • May 2015: Outcome notifications emailed to applicants
  • July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016: Award Period


Technical questions – contact proposalCENTRAL at or 1-800-875-2562

Questions on the Awards and Grants program, email