As the charitable foundation for the American College of Chest Physicians, the CHEST Foundation champions lung health by supporting clinical research, patient education, and community service, with more than 95 cents of every dollar raised by the foundation going toward advancing its mission-based programming. Since 1996, the foundation has awarded more than a thousand grants totaling over $10 million for clinical research and community-service projects.
In 2017, the foundation will award one-year grants of up to $50,000 in support of research that addresses the clinical, population, or community engagement/health services aspects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and that has relevance to the prevention and/or reduction in morbidity or mortality associated with COPD.
To be eligible, applicants must be a licensed physician and member of CHEST in good standing at the time of application. Physicians-in-training (residents or fellows), other healthcare professionals, or clinical researchers with relevant experience also are eligible to apply. Although applicants may be in the later stages of their career, special consideration will be given to early-career investigators and applicants. Nonprofit organizations and institutions also are eligible to apply.
See the CHEST Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.