Funding Hope: American Lung Association Calls for Research Applications to Transform Lung Health

Organization opens application process for 2024-2025 awards and grants funding

Today the American Lung Association Research Institute announces the start of its 2024-2025 awards and grants cycle. The organization is now accepting research grant applications with the potential to improve prevention, detection and treatment options for all lung diseases, including lung cancer.

"Every breath counts and so does every research dollar,” said American Lung Association President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer. “By supporting innovative projects and fostering scientific excellence, the American Lung Association Research Institute empowers investigators to tackle the complex issues surrounding lung disease. Together, we can reduce the suffering and burden of lung disease, advancing our understanding and improving lives one breath at a time."

Projects funded by the Lung Association Research Institute are carefully selected through rigorous scientific peer review and awardees represent the investigation of a wide range of complex issues to reduce the burden of lung disease.

Below is a list of currently available research funding opportunities:

  • Lung Cancer Discovery Award - $100,000/year for up to two years (letter of intent required)
    For independent investigators conducting clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any groundbreakingproject aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of lung cancer and improving diagnostic, clinical, and treatment methods.
  • Emerging Respiratory Pathogen Award - $100,000/year, up to two years (letter of intent required)
    This award supports investigators to advance knowledge of COVID-19 and other novel respiratory viruses with pandemic potential. Successful applicants have evidence of ongoing excellence and productivity in a related field.
  • Innovation Award - $75,000/year for up to two years
    For independent investigators conducting basic science, behavioral, clinical, or translational research in lung health or disease. Must have held an NIH K- or R-type award within three years prior, but not more than one R01.
  • Hastings Innovation Award for Interstitial Lung Disease - $75,000/year for up to two years
    For independent investigators conducting basic, clinical, or translational research in interstitial lung disease. Must have held an NIH K- or R-type award within three years prior to applying, but not more than one R01.
  • Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award - $75,000/year for up to two years
    Joint funding with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), to support allergic respiratory research by investigators with a primary faculty appointment in an allergy-immunology division.
  • Catalyst Award - $50,000/year for up to two years
    For mentored early career scientists ascending toward independence. This award supports junior investigators conducting basic science, behavioral, clinical, or translational research into lung health and disease.
  • Dalsemer Interstitial Lung Disease Award - $50,000/year for up to two years
    For mentored early career scientists ascending toward independence. This award provides seed monies to junior investigators for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease.
  • Public Policy and Public Health Award - $50,000/year for up to two years
    This award is designed to stimulate and inform important public policy debates around healthy airand lung disease. The intent is to support research on and evaluation of existing public policy and public health programs, and pilot new ideas.

For more information about the active research funding opportunities, visit Lung.org/awards

For more information, contact:

Jill Dale
312-940-7001
[email protected]

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