Foundation / Corporation
Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) - Leahi Fund
03/05/19 4:00 PM HST
Grants of up to $55,000 to Hawaii scholars affiliated with a nonprofit organization or government agency to support research addressing the treatment of and prevention of pulmonary disease. Funding is intended for research that applies to pulmonary problems that exist in the state. Preference will be given to seed funding and to new areas of investigation for established researchers.
The Leahi Fund for Pulmonary Research was established at Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) in 1994. The purpose of the Leahi Fund is “to support programs of research and education in, and the prevention of, pulmonary disease.” Interested organizations or individuals may submit a full proposal for a research project for consideration.
Priorities of the Fund:
-Highest priority will be given to research with foreseeable clinical application to pulmonary problems that exist in Hawai‘i.
-Scientific research in the prevention or treatment of pulmonary diseases and infirmities.
-Scientific research conducted as collaborations between researchers within the State of Hawai‘i.
-Investigators or programs that have received funding for two consecutive years will be given a lower priority.
GrantWatch ID#: 179003
Scientific Research grants will be up to $55,000.
Researchers will have up to eighteen (18) months to complete their research project.
-Applicants must be in Hawai‘i and be at least equivalent to an Assistant Professor. Fellows and post-doctoral researchers are ineligible for this grant.
-Applicants must be affiliated with tax-exempt organizations classified by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3), or with units of government.
Projects not likely to be funded:
-It is not the intention of the Leahi Fund to serve as a long-term source of research funding for any particular investigator. Previously funded Leahi Fund investigators, who in the opinion of the Advisory Committee should seek funding opportunities from national sources including the National Institutes of Health, may be ineligible for additional funding from the Leahi Fund.
Applications will only be accepted online. Principal Investigators who have an online account may use their user name and password to access the online application. Principal Investigators who do not have an online account must establish an account by submitting the required information to the email address listed below.
Leahi Fund Principal Investigators cannot register for an online account at the new user registration area of the Hawaii Community Foundation Nonprofit Gateway.
Establishing the account may take up to three business days, so please establish your account early to allow ample time to complete your application and submit it by the March 5, 2019 4:00 PM HST deadline.
Applicants will be notified in May 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To register email your information to:
Submit your online application at:
For technical assistance, contact: http://hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/ticket
Direct questions to:
Elise von Dohlen
Phone: 566-5585 (O‘ahu)
Toll-free from Neighbor Islands: 1-888-731-3863