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Grants to USA Researchers for Studies to Advance Knowledge and Healthcare Related to Allergic Respiratory Diseases

Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award


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Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 11:59 PM Eastern Time Save

Grant Description
Grants of $75,000 per year to USA qualifying researchers affiliated with nonprofit research institutions for studies related to allergic respiratory diseases. Funding is intended to support research projects in academic allergy and immunology divisions that enhance outcomes and care for individuals living with these illnesses.

The American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award represents a joint effort designed to encourage and support applicants holding a primary faculty appointment in a Clinical Allergy and Immunology Division of an academic medical center and conducting research advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease. The grant aims to increase research in academic allergy and immunology divisions. A primary goal of this collaboration is to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers. 

No more than 75% of the requested budget may be used for an awardee's salary and 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 also be used for the salary and fringe benefit costs of personnel other than the applicant.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
This program supports research by investigators with a primary faculty appointment in an allergy-immunology division.

At the time of application, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a full-time faculty appointment or professional appointment equivalent with demonstrated commitment (salary support, research space) in a Clinical allergy and Immunology division/section (or Clinical Immunology Division) of an academic institution.

Applicants must be undertaking a project related to allergic respiratory disease, have completed training, and be independent. They should be self-directed researchers for whom their institution must provide space and other resources customary for independent investigators. The application must convey the commitment of the institution to the applicant and the proposed research activities.

Applicants may be at any level of research experience but priority will be given to applicants below the rank of associate professor who have not received more than one NIH R series award.

At the time of application, 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)

At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution.

Institution: The research institution must be owned and operated exclusively for scientific or education purposes, nonprofit and located in the United States. Research Institutions eligible to participate include nonprofit colleges or universities and domestic nonprofit scientific/research institutions.

Applicants from institutions that do not have accreditation from the AAALAC, USDA and/or IACUC are not eligible to apply.

Applicants from outside of an Allergy and Immunology Division will not be considered. (If your institution does not have a designated Allergy and Immunology Division/Section, you are not eligible to apply.)

American Lung Association funds shall not be used to duplicate any work supported by other funding agencies. It is the responsibility of the applicant/awardee to notify the Lung Association of any potential budgetary or scientific overlap.

No award shall be used for the purchase of furniture, computers, the construction or renovation of facilities, payment of honoraria, membership dues or tuition, purchase of textbooks or periodicals or payment for secretarial support.

Pre-Application Information
Key Dates:
- August 7, 2023: Applications accepted through ProposalCentral
- December 15, 2023: Application Deadline (11:59 PM, Eastern Time)
- January-April: Peer Review Period
- June 2024: Results and outcome notifications are sent to all applicants
- July 1, 2024: Research term begins

It is recommended that applicants submit projects to the appropriate Institutional Animal Care and Use of Committee (IACUC) and human subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the time of application or before. Copies of the approvals must be provided to the American Lung Association prior to the start of an award.

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

An applicant can be awarded this grant only once.

An applicant who is unsuccessful in a competition may resubmit the same or similar application once.


Review and Funding Process:

Estimated Size of Grant
$75,000 per year

Term of Contract
Funding is for up to two years. Grants are subjected to annual review. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as the availability of funding from both organizations.

The American Lung Association award period is July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2026.

Contact Information
Submit the application online:

For technical questions regarding the electronic application process, please contact proposal CENTRAL at (or 1-800-875-2562).

For questions on the Awards and Grants program, please email

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
1-800-LUNGUSA or 1-800-586-4872

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