Research Grants

Thank you for your interest in our research funding opportunities!

The call for our Breathing as One research awards is NOW OPEN!

Important dates:

  • January 6th, 2021 Breathing as One research awards launch
  • February 15th, 2021 Registration/intent to apply
  • April 15th, 2021 Final submissions are due 4:00pm EST
  • July, 2021 (at the latest) Breathing as One research awards are announced

Snapshot:

Overview

The Lung Health Foundation is extremely pleased to be able to offer five funding opportunities to our Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) and Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) members. To learn more and become a member of either the OTS or ORCS, please visit https://hcp.lunghealth.ca/ontario-thoracic-society/ for the OTS or https://hcp.lunghealth.ca/respiratory-care-society/ for the ORCS. Membership is FREE for residents and students.

These awards are intended to enable Ontario physicians, basic or clinical scientists and professionals in the health disciplines who are working in the area of respiratory medicine to pursue academic research and study in lung disease. Please contact Natalie Bennett with any questions at societies@lunghealth.ca.

The following funding opportunities with be available for the 2021-2022 cycle:

Breathing as One Awards

Breathing Breakthrough Challenge Award – Open

  • One research award available for 2021-2022 with a value of $50,000 for one year
  • Focus should be on innovation in any of the Lung Health Foundation’s strategic priorities – asthma, COPD, lung cancer, health promotion and prevention (specifically immunization, smoking/vaping prevention or cessation)
  • Open only to Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) and Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) members
  • To apply, please review the Guidelines Available Here
  • Let us know by February 15th, 2021 of your intent to submit
  • Submit final application by April 15th, 2021 (application link coming soon)
  • Final decision by October, 2021

Health Disciplines Training Bursary Award – Open

  • Total of 15 bursary awards available for 2021- 2022 with a value of $2,500 each
  • Must be in the area of Lung Health Foundation’s strategic priorities of asthma, COPD, lung cancer, health promotion and prevention (specifically immunization, smoking/vaping prevention or cessation)
  • Maximum of one award per Ontario-based university/institution
  • Focus of these awards is to support health discipline professionals in presenting at national and international conferences and/or taking advantage of relevant training opportunities
  • Open only to those in the Health Disciplines
  • To apply, please review the Guidelines Available Here
  • Let us know by February 15th, 2021 of your intent to submit
  • Submit final application by April 15th, 2021 (application link coming soon)

Kayla Baker LHF Staff & Volunteer Pediatric Research Award – Open

  • One research award available for 2021 – 2022 with a value of $30,000
  • In memory of Kayla Baker, one of the Lung Health Foundation’s most passionate and committed Breathing Ambassadors
  • Research must be in the area of pediatric respiratory disease
  • To apply, please review the Guidelines Available Here
  • Let us know by February 15th, 2021 of your intent to submit
  • Submit final application by April 15th, 2021 (application link coming soon)

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Research Award – Open

  • One research award available for 2021 – 2022 with a value of $40,000
  • Focus of this award is to support research into preventing, treating, and curing non-small cell lung cancer
  • Research must be in the area of non-small cell lung cancer
  • To apply, please review the Guidelines Available Here
  • Let us know by February 15th, 2021 of your intent to submit
  • Submit final application by April 15th, 2021 (application link coming soon)

Young Investigator Research Award – Open

  • 10 research awards available for 2021 – 2022 with a value of $15,000 each (with 1:1 matching by the nominating institution) for 1 year
  • Maximum of one award per Ontario-based university/institution
  • Focus of these awards is to provide investigators, early in their careers, with the support needed to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research of relevance to respiratory health
  • Open only to applicants recommended by their institutions as having accomplished a significant and innovative piece of work since their initial academic appointment
  • To apply, please review the Guidelines Available Here
  • You will also need to have completed the Letter of Nomination to submit with your registration
  • Let us know by February 15th, 2021 of your intent to submit
  • Submit final application by April 15th, 2021 (application link coming soon)

*Applicants will be required to meet additional criteria as they pertain to particular awards which will be specified in the relevant “Guidelines for Application”. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is eligible and complete.

Supplementary Materials:

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If you have any questions related to the research awards, please contact us at societies@lunghealth.ca.

If you would like to learn more about research we have funded currently or in the past, please click below.
Research We’re Funding