LCRF Pilot Grant Program

Funding Agency:
Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s annual pilot grant program provides funding for research focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. The goal of the program is to fund innovative projects across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research. We encourage applications for projects investigating a wide variety of topics including:

  • Improving our understanding of lung cancer biology
  • Prevention and screening for early detection
  • Identification of new biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies
  • Development of more effective and safer 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

Deadline: June 14, 2019

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

June 14, 2019