For over 115 years the American Lung Association has focused on driving excellence and innovation through research. Today, we continue to support trailblazing research, novel ideas and innovative approaches with the hope of eliminating lung disease and improving life for those living with lung disease. Together, we are investing in brilliant scientific minds of the future and supporting projects with the potential to improve prevention, detection and treatment options.
Current Funding Opportunities
- Lung Cancer Discovery Award *New LOI Deadline* September 24, 2020 (11:59 pm, ET): $100,000 per year for up to two years
Intended to support independent investigators conducting clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any groundbreaking project aimed at revolutionizing our current understanding of lung cancer and improving diagnostic, clinical and treatment methods. A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required for this award.
- Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award: $75,000 per year for up to two years
A long-standing joint effort between the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology to encourage and support early-stage investigators with a primary faculty appointment in an allergy/immunology division or section, to conduct research into advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease.
- Innovation Award: $75,000 per year for up to two years
This award will support promising independent investigators who are leveraging their existing body of work to conduct basic science, behavioral, clinical, or translational research for lung health.
- Catalyst Award: $50,000 per year for up to two years
This award champions the next generation of scientists who are ascending toward independence by supporting mentored-investigators who are conducting basic science, behavioral, clinical or translational research into lung health.
- Public Policy Research Award: $50,000 per year for up to two years
This mechanism is designed to help stimulate and inform important public policy debates around healthy air and lung disease. This award supports research on and evaluation of existing public policy and programs, as well as projects that inject innovative ideas into public policies impacting lung health.
- Dalsemer Award: $50,000 per year for up to two years
This is a mentored award meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease.