Awards & Grants

The goal of the American Lung Association Awards and Grants Program is to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research.  The American Lung Association is particularly interested in highly meritorious research projects consistent with our mission related Strategic Planning Goals:  

  • Eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung diseases
  • Improve the air we breathe so it will not cause or worsen lung disease
  • Reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and their families

Awards Overview

The American Lung Association offers annual funding opportunities as a part of its Awards and Grants Program. The Awards and Grants Program supports basic, clinical and behavioral/policy research through training and investigator-initiated peer-review proposals. » More

Research Awards Nationwide


The American Lung Association's Nationwide Research Program fosters basic, clinical and behavioral research designed to find cures and to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with lung disease. » More

Awards and Grants Scholars

The American Lung Association Scholar Program highlights the best and the brightest young to mid-career investigators our organization is funding by disease topic. These scientists are considered to be among those with great potential to impact the study of lung disease. » More

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Please Consider an Online Donation

 Since 1904, the American Lung Association has worked to fight lung disease by helping people quit smoking, funding research, improving indoor and outdoor air quality, and educating millions about asthma. Our work is possible only through public donations. Make a donation now to help all Americans breathe easier. » More