Awards and Grants OpportunitiesThrough the lens of scientific innovation and pioneering new ideas, the American Lung Association champions the next generation of lung health scientists to independence and beyond.
For over 115 years the American Lung Association has focused on driving excellence and innovation through research. Today, we continue to support trailblazing research, novel ideas and innovative approaches with the hope of eliminating lung disease and improving life for those living with lung disease. Together, we are investing in brilliant scientific minds of the future and supporting science with the potential to improve prevention, detection and treatment options.
It is strongly recommended that applicants thoroughly read the Program Descriptions and Terms and Conditions to determine eligibility and to ensure accurate preparation of an application.
Application materials are available through proposal CENTRAL.
- July 1: New research term begins
- August: New award cycles announced; applications available through proposalCENTRAL
- Early Fall: September 15, 2022- Lung Cancer Discovery Award and COVID-19 Award letters of intent (LOI) due
- Late Fall: November 1, 2022- All LOI outcome notifications emailed to all applicants
- December 15, 2022: All applications are due through proposalCENTRAL
- January-April: Administrative review and scientific peer review
- June: Outcome notifications emailed to all applicants
- June 30: Research term ends
While eligibility varies by award type, the following requirements apply to all awards:
- Candidates must be U.S. 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 visa)
- temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1)
- Candidates must be employed by a U.S. not-for-profit institution.
- Candidates are only allowed to submit 1 application per review cycle.
Applicants who apply for more than one grant or award will forfeit any chance of funding. Applicants deemed ineligible for a particular award, or who do not follow the instructions provided, may be disqualified.