The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, with a focus on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.
To that end, the organization is inviting applications for its Innovation Award program. Through the program, grants of $75,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded to highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment who have the potential to advance the field of lung disease science. Applicants must show evidence of prior excellence and productivity in the early stages of their careers and have held a K or R type award within three years prior of applying for an award.
To be eligible, applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment (or equivalent) with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space as evidenced by a letter from a department chair or equivalent) in a recognized academic or other not-for-profit research institution.
See the American Lung Association website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.