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Grants to USA Researchers for Studies Related to Lung Disease


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Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award

American Lung Association

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #192054

Grant Description

Grants of $75,000 per year to researchers affiliated with a USA institution for innovative studies related to respiratory diseases. Funding is intended for research projects that help to detect, prevent, and treat lung disease. The goal of the grant program is to promote research in academic allergy and immunology divisions in an effort to benefit patients.

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.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

At the time of application, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a primary faculty appointment in a Clinical Allergy and Immunology division/section of an academic institution. Applicants from outside the Allergy and Immunology Division will not be considered. If your institution does not have a designated Allergy and Immunology Division/Section, you are not eligible to apply.

At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution.

Applicants must be undertaking a project related to allergic respiratory disease; completed training; be independent; and self-directed researchers for whom their institution must provide space and other resources customary for independent investigators. The application must convey the commitment of the institution to the applicant and the proposed research activities.

Applicants may be at any level of research experience but priority will be given to applicants below the rank of associate professor who have not received more than one R award.

Citizenship: At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O1).

The Department Head Statement must be explicit as to whether or not the applicant currently holds a faculty appointment, and/or if the applicant will be promoted to faculty between the time of application and award commencement. Without the confirmation of faculty status, the applicant will be disqualified.

Pre-Application Information:

- August 6, 2022: New award cycles announced; applications available through proposalCENTRAL
- December 15, 2022, 11:59 PM ET: All applications are due through proposalCENTRAL
- February-April 2023: Administrative review and scientific peer review
- June 2023: Outcome notifications emailed to all applicants

All applicants must provide 3 letters of recommendation. The recommendation letters should be from individuals not directly involved in the application, but who are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, training, and interests. A Department Head Letter on institutional letterhead is required. Only individuals who can make the most meaningful comments about the candidate's competence and qualifications of a successful research career should be used as referees.

It is recommended that applicants submit projects to the appropriate Institutional Animal Care and Use of Committee (IACUC) and human subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the time of application or before. Copies of the approvals must be provided to the American Lung Association prior to the start of an award; otherwise, the award may be administratively withdrawn.

Applicants are limited to submitting only one application per annual cycle.


Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

$75,000 per year

Term of Contract:

Up to two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as the availability of funding from both organizations.

Contact Information:

Apply online (from August 6):

For questions about the electronic application process, email

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American Lung Association

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