Grants and Fellowships

Funding Agency:
Lung Cancer Initiative

Since 2008, Lung Cancer Initiative has funded $2.8 million in lung cancer research. The goal of Lung Cancer Initiative‘s research program is to invest in the development of local lung cancer experts and research to save lives. By funding research we are providing opportunities for researchers earlier in their careers and encouraging continued growth and involvement in the field of lung cancer.

Research Fellow Program

The LCI Research Fellowship program annually provides five $25,000 one-year fellowship grants for students who wish to pursue a career in lung cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and/or care.

Researchers at each of the following institutions are eligible to apply: Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, East Carolina University, and Levine Cancer Institute.

Deadline: March 24, 2023


Vicky Amidon Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Grant

Through the Vicky Amidon Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Grant, LCI aims to recognize and provide research funding for innovative lung cancer projects that will improve the lives of those diagnosed with lung cancer in North Carolina. Deadline: Sep. 9, 2022


Career Development Research Grant

Through Lung Cancer Initiative’s Career Development Grant, LCI aims to support and provide research funding to emerging research leaders who plan to continue their career in the field of lung cancer.

The researcher’s project must be focused on basic scientific research with the goal of impacting lung cancer care, including lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or survivorship.

Applications for this grant are not currently open.



REACH Community Grant Program

The Lung Cancer Initiative’s REACH Community Grant Program aims to empower and support community organizations to fill a gap in lung cancer care within their local communities. The REACH Community Grant Program funds the creation of new programs or expansion of existing programs that reach a community with demonstrated need, promote lung cancer education and awareness, improve access to care, support complementary healthcare, or advance health equity for North Carolinians. Deadlines: April 1, 2022; Oct. 7, 2022


Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 24, 2023