Awards Overview

Our typical grant offerings include:

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.
  • Biomedical Research Grant: $40,000/yr.
    Provides seed monies for investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology. Duration: up to two years.
  • Clinical Patient Care Research Grant: $40,000/yr.
    Provides seed monies for investigators working on traditional clinical studies examining methods of improving patient care and/or treatment for lung disease. Duration: up to two years.
  • Social-Behavioral Research Grant: $40,000/yr.
    Provides seed monies for investigators working on epidemiological and behavioral studies examining risk factors affecting lung health. This grant includes studies concerning the ethical, legal and economic aspects of health services and policies. Duration: up to two years.

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. Research areas of particular interest to the American Lung Association are: psychosocial, behavioral, health services, health policy, epidemiological, biostatistical and educational matters related to lung disease. Duration: up to two years.
  • Senior Research Training Fellowship: $32,500/yr.
    Post-doctoral support for MDs and/or PhDs receiving further academic training as scientific investigators. Research areas of particular interest to the American Lung Association are: adult pulmonary medicine, pediatric pulmonary medicine and lung biology. Duration: up to two years.