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Awards & Grants Overview

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For over a century, the American Lung Association has worked to advance medical and scientific research for lung diseases to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and families. The Lung Association has provided financial support for more than 1,500 projects, with more than $79 million dedicated to research funding since 2008. Over the years we've worked to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers, gaining a long-term commitment to lung disease research. The Lung Association is particularly interested in highly meritorious research projects consistent with our strategic imperatives:

  • Defeat lung cancer
  • 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
  • Eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung diseases

To learn more about the currently funded Research Team please see the searchable list of awardees.

Anticipated Timeline

June 2018: Application outcome notifications emailed to all applicants
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019: New award term
July 15, 2018: New Research Funding Opportunities Announced

Read the Research Grants FAQs to get answers to frequently asked questions about the Awards and Grants Program.

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