Awards and Grants

Funding Agency:
American Lung Association

For over 115 years the American Lung Association has focused on driving excellence and innovation through research. Today, we continue to support trailblazing research, novel ideas and innovative approaches with the hope of eliminating lung disease and improving life for those living with lung disease. Together, we are investing in brilliant scientific minds of the future and supporting projects with the potential to improve prevention, detection and treatment options.

Through the lens of scientific innovation, pioneering new ideas, the American Lung Association is championing the next generation of brilliant scientists to independence and beyond.

 

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Areas of Interest

  • COVID-19 & Respiratory Virus Research Award  
    $100,000 per year for up to two years 
    This award is intended to support investigators who have the ability to advance our 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. A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required for this award. LOI due September 23, 2021.
  • Lung Cancer Discovery Award: $100,000 per year for up to two years
    Intended to support independent investigators conducting clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any groundbreaking project aimed at revolutionizing our current understanding of lung cancer and improving diagnostic, clinical and treatment methods. A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required for this award. LOI due September 23, 2021.
  • ALA/ATS/CHEST Foundation Respiratory Health Equity Research Award $100,000 per year for up to two years
    A new joint effort between the American Lung Association, ATS and the CHEST Foundation supports clinical research to improve outcomes in preventing and/or treating lung diseases that disproportionately affect under-represented minority patient groups. The effort will support two $100,000 grants. One awarded grant is intended to support investigators that will address topics on improving clinical outcomes in preventing and/or treating lung disease in groups disproportionately impacted. The second awarded grant is intended to support an investigator who is a person of color that is doing clinical research in a pulmonary disease that disproportionately affects communities of color. A Letter of Intent is required for this award and is due September 14, 2021.
  • Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award$75,000 per year for up to two years
    A long-standing joint effort between the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology to encourage and support early-stage investigators with a primary faculty appointment in an allergy/immunology division or section, to conduct research into advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease. Applications are due by December 16, 2021.
  • Innovation Award:$75,000 per year for up to two years
    This award will support promising independent investigators who are leveraging their existing body of work to conduct basic science, behavioral, clinical, or translational research for lung health. Applications are due by December 16, 2021.
  • Catalyst Award:$50,000 per year for up to two years
    This award champions the next generation of scientists who are ascending toward independence by supporting mentored-investigators who are conducting basic science, behavioral, clinical or translational research into lung health. Applications are due by December 16, 2021
  • Public Policy Research Award:$50,000 per year for up to two years
    This mechanism is designed to help stimulate and inform important public policy debates around healthy air and lung disease. This award supports research on and evaluation of existing public policy and programs, as well as projects that inject innovative ideas into public policies impacting lung health. Applications are due by December 16, 2021. 
  • Dalsemer Award:$50,000 per year for up to two years 
    This is a mentored award meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease. Applications are due by December 16, 2021. 

Funding Type

Award

Eligibility

Faculty
Junior Faculty

Category

Interdisciplinary
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 16, 2021