Biomedical Research Grant (RG)

Funding Agency:
American Lung Association

The American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant is a mentored award meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology. 

The Biomedical Research Grant is for $50,000 per year, for up to two years. Grants are subjected to annual review and may be granted for two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as, the availability of funding from the Lung Association. Applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung heath research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship. 

Deadline: Dec. 15, 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 notfor-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


Duke Awardees


2004 AwardsJerry Eu, M.D.
How Does the Body Defend Itself by Controlling Blood Flow to the Lungs?
American Lung Association


2003 Awards
Jennifer Turi, M.D.
American Lung Association of North Carolina

Margarethe J. Kuehn, Ph.D
American Lung Association

Mohamed Nagy Ahmed, MD
American Lung Association of North Carolina


Junior Faculty


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

December 15, 2017