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Research Related to Respiratory Disease

Dalsemer Research Grant

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American Lung Association

Deadline Date:

12/16/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants of $50,000 per year to USA early-career scholars affiliated with a nonprofit institution for research studies related to respiratory diseases. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that assist in the detection, prevention, and treatment of lung disease. The goal of the grant program is to provide seed money to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease.

Applicants should be on track to pursue a career in lung health research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.

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. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192058

Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000 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.

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, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space) in a recognized academic or other not-for-profit institution. Fellows and PhD post-docs are eligible to apply only if their Department Chair can assure a promotion to faculty status by the start of the award. MD applicants must have completed two years of post-doctoral research training by the start of the award.

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.

Medical residents, those presently enrolled in a degree program (e.g., graduate students), and established investigators are not eligible to apply. Factors that are considered indicative of an established investigator include, but are not limited to, academic rank of professor or associate professor; awards of established investigatorship (e.g., NIH-R01 Awards, Veterans Administration Merit Review Awards), an extensive bibliography, or a national reputation as an investigator in their field.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- August 6, 2021: Applications accepted through proposalCENTRAL
- December 16, 2021: Deadline to submit an application (11:59 PM, Eastern Time)
- January- April: Peer Review Period
- June 2022: Outcome notifications are sent 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. One of the three letters must be written by the applicant’s Mentor and labeled as such. A Department Head Letter on institutional letterhead is required.

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

FAQ: https://www.lung.org/research/awards-and-grants-opportunities/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/

For questions about the electronic application process, email pcsupport@altum.com

Direct questions about the grants to research@lung.org

American Lung Association
1-800-586-4872

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