Dalsemer Research Grant (for Interstitial Lung Disease Research)

Funding Agency:
American Lung Association

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

The Dalsemer 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. 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. 15, 2022

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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



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

December 15, 2022