Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Grants to USA Researchers for Research Studies on Public Health and Policies that Impact Lung Health

Public Policy and Public Health Award


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
192057

Funding Source
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
All USA

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

Grant Description
Grants of up to $50,000 per year to USA researchers affiliated with nonprofit institutions for research studies on public health and policies related to lung health. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, air quality, climate change, tobacco control, and disparities. Funding is intended to support research and evaluation of current policies and programs as well as projects to infuse new ideas for programs and policies that will positively impact lung health.

This award is designed to stimulate and inform important public policy debates around healthy air and lung disease. Applications may include plans for public dissemination of the work, including information on how to use findings to support and promote important policy changes.

Areas of Interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Tobacco Control
  • Air Quality / Climate Change
  • Lung Health Policy
  • Disparities
  • Access to Care
  • Modeling 
  • Informatics

For details on the above Areas of Interest, see https://www.lung.org/getmedia/4ed47b92-d63e-4fe7-b12c-f1f59d59fde4/2023_2024-Public-Policy-Public-Health-RFP.pdf#page=2.

Additional permitted expenditures can include purchase of large data sets. 



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
This application is open to any level of research experience; independent, self-directed researchers, or early researchers who are on-track to pursue a career in lung disease research with a mentor.

Independent Researcher Education and Experience Eligibility: At the time of application, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a full-time faculty appointment at an academic institution (or equivalent in research institutions not formally associated with a university) and have completed a training fellowship or relevant terminal professional degree such as an MPH. Applicants may be independent, 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 proposed research activities for the duration of the grant. The application is open to researchers in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, law, and related disciplines.
- No more than 50% of the budget may be used for an awardee's salary and/or fringe benefits and no more than 30% of the total award budget may be used to fund the purchase of permanent equipment. Funds may be used for the salary and fringe benefit costs of the Applicant and personnel other than the applicant.

Mentored Researcher Education and Experience Eligibility:
These applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung disease research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of research experience and mentorship. The application must include a letter from their department chair or institutional equivalent that conveys the commitment of the institution to the applicant and the proposed research activities. Fellows and PhD post-docs are eligible to apply only if their Department Chair can assure a promotion to faculty status by the start of the award. The application is open to researchers in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, law, and related disciplines.
- No more than 75% of the requested mentored researcher budget may be used for an awardee's salary and/or 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 be used for the salary and fringe benefit costs of the Applicant and personnel other than the Applicant.

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 and education purposes, non-profit and located in the United States. Institutions eligible to participate include: Nonprofit colleges or universities and domestic non-profit scientific and research institutions.

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

This grant does not support events, lobbying efforts, or legislative meetings.

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, ET)
- January-April: Peer Review Period
- June 2024: 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.

Grants are paid semi-annually, to the institution only.

Applicants are limited to submitting only one application 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.

FAQs: https://www.lung.org/research/awards-and-grants-opportunities/faq

Review and Funding Process: https://www.lung.org/research/awards-and-grants-opportunities/review-and-funding-process

Estimated Size of Grant
This award is for a maximum of $50,000 per year.

Term of Contract
Funding is for up to two years. Grants are subject to annual review. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as, the availability of funds from the Lung Association.

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

Contact Information
Submit the application online: https://proposalcentral.com/

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

For questions on the Awards and Grants program, please email research@lung.org.

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

Grant News
Live Chat Chat Now