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Lung Cancer Discovery Award

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American Lung Association

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Deadline Date:

12/16/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants to USA individual faculty members affiliated with nonprofit academic, scientific, and research institutions for cancer research studies. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support independent researchers who are conducting clinical, laboratory, epidemiological, or any groundbreaking project aimed at revolutionizing the current understanding of lung cancer and improving diagnostic, clinical, and treatment methods.

The American Lung Association nationwide research program invests in the brightest, pioneering minds with immense potential to drive innovation, discover the unknown, and improve the lives of those living with lung cancer. 

The Lung Cancer Discovery Award is for highly meritorious research projects with the potential to:

  • Significantly improve and transform diagnostic and therapeutic paradigms;
  • Foster innovation, use novel approaches; and/or
  • Accelerate progress in lung cancer research that improves patient care and helps save lives.

Grant funds may be used for the salary and fringe benefit costs of personnel other than the applicant. 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192053

Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000 per year

Term of Contract:

Up to two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Education and Experience: At the time of application, an applicant must hold a doctoral degree, have a faculty appointment at an academic institution (including research institutions not formally associated with a university), and have completed a training fellowship. Applicants may be at any level of research experience; must be independent, 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.

Institution: The research institution must be owned and operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, nonprofit, and located in the United States. Institutions eligible to participate include Nonprofit colleges or universities and domestic nonprofit scientific and research institutions.

Past and current recipients in their final year of funding of the Lung Cancer Discovery award may apply for a second Lung Cancer Discovery Award. Applicants will be asked to identify whether the application is an extension of their original grant or represents a new project. All applicants will be reviewed and evaluated through the annual peer-review process.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- August 6, 2021: Letter of Intent (LOI) accepted through proposalCENTRAL
- September 23, 2021: Deadline to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) (11:59 PM, Eastern Time)
- November 1, 2022: LOI Notifications
- December 16, 2021: By Invitation Only - Deadline to submit an application (11:59 PM, Eastern Time)
- January - April: Peer Review Period
- June 2022: Outcome notifications are sent to all applicants
- July 1, 2022: Research term begins

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


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