Funding Agency:
American Lung Association

To encourage research on advancing the understanding of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, the American Lung Association has teamed up with the Alpha-1 Foundation to offer the Alpha-1 Research Grant. The objective of the Alpha-1 Research Grant is to support clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any other kind of research projects aimed at developing novel medical treatments, advancing current treatment options or finding a cure for Alpha-1 Deficiency. 

The Alpha-1 Research Grant is for $40,000 per year for up to two years. No more than 75% of the requested budget may be used for an awardee’s salary and/or fringe benefits and no more than 30% of the total award budget may be used to fund the purchase of permanent equipment. Grant funds may be used for the salary and fringe benefit costs of personnel other than the Applicant. 

Deadline: Dec. 21, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space) in a recognized academic or other not-for-profit institution. Fellows and PhD post-docs are eligible to apply only if their Department Chair can assure a promotion to faculty status by the start of the award. MD applicants must have completed two years of post-doctoral research training by the start of the award. 



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 21, 2017