Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 10/11/2023

Awards and Grants

For 120 years the American Lung Association has focused on driving excellence and innovation through research. Today, through our Research Institute, we continue to support trailblazing research, novel ideas and innovative approaches with the goal 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 science with the potential to improve prevention, detection and treatment options.

 

Areas of Interest
  • Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award$75,000/year for up to two years
    Jointly funded with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), this award supports allergic respiratory disease research by investigators with a primary faculty appointment in an allergy-immunology division. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023
  • 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. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023
  • 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. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023
  • Emerging Respiratory Pathogen Award: $100,000/year for 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. Required LOI Deadline: Sep. 22, 2023
  • Hasting Innovation Award for Interstitial Lung Disease: $75,000/year for up to two years
    This award is geared toward 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. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023
  • Innovation Award$75,000/year for up to two years
    This award is geared toward independent investigators who are 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. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023
  • Lung Cancer Discovery Award$100,000/year for up to two years (Letter of Intent required)
    This award will support independent investigators conducting clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any groundbreaking project aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of lung cancer and improving diagnostic, clinical and treatment methods.  Required LOI Deadline: Sep. 22, 2023
  • Public Policy & 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 air and lung disease. The intent is to support research on and evaluation of existing public policy and public health programs, as well as pilot new ideas. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023