American Lung Association

The goal of the American Lung Association Awards and Grants Program is to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers, gaining a long-term commitment to lung disease research.

Training Awards—Sponsor required

Senior Research Training Fellowship: $32,500/yr.
Post-doctoral support for MDs and/or PhDs receiving further academic training as scientific investigators. Research areas of particular interest to the American Lung Association are: adult pulmonary medicine, pediatric pulmonary medicine and lung biology. Duration: up to two years.


Junior Investigator Awards—Mentor required

Biomedical Research Grant: $40,000/yr.
Provides seed monies for investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology. Duration: up to two years.

Clinical Patient Care Research Grant: $40,000/yr.
Provides seed monies for investigators working on traditional clinical studies examining methods of improving patient care and/or treatment for lung disease. Duration: up to two years.

Social-Behavioral Research Grant: $40,000/yr.
Provides seed monies for investigators working on epidemiological and behavioral studies examining risk factors affecting lung health. This grant includes studies concerning the ethical, legal and economic aspects of health services and policies. Duration: up to two years.


Independent Investigator Awards

Lung Cancer Discovery Award: $100,000/yr.
Supports investigators, at any level of research experience, focusing on novel treatments or a cure for lung cancer. A Letter of Intent is required for this award. Duration: Up to two years.

LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project: Lung Cancer in Women Award: $400,000 over 3 years
Supports investigators, at any level of research experience, focused on elucidating and understanding the impact of lung cancer in women.  Potential areas of focus in this population can include:

  • Novel examination of tumor testing
  • Pilot Studies  examining new treatment options
  • Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers
  • Patient Centered Outcomes, Patient Engagement and Health Services Research