LCRF Pilot Grant Program

Funding Agency:
Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The LCRF Pilot Grant Program supports high-risk, high-reward research projects investigating a wide variety of topics related to lung cancer. Eligible areas of research include but are not limited to:

  • Improving our understanding of lung cancer biology
  • Prevention and screening for early detection
  • Identification of new biomarkers
  • Development of more effective and safer therapies
  • Mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to lung cancer therapies
  • Psychosocial research including supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families
  • Quality of care and outcomes research for the improvement of healthcare standards and overall patient outcomes

These awards provide a maximum of $150,000 in funding over a period of two years to early- and mid-career investigators.

Deadline for LOI: May 1, 2020

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Eligibility Requirements

Investigators must be affiliated with a non-profit academic or research institution and must fall into one of the following categories: • Students and fellows • Young and mid-career investigators with less than ten years’ experience since initial faculty appointment • Non-tenure track researchers, staff scientists, and clinicians (any number years of experience)



Amount Description

  • The maximum award amount is $150,000 for a period of two years (disbursed at $75,000 per year).

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 1, 2020