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Call for Applications: 2024 Career Establishment Research Award

Shaping the Future of Respiratory Research Funding

In the realm of global health challenges, respiratory diseases have long been the silent crisis, exacerbated by a lack of funding, inequitable resource distribution, and missed opportunities for impactful interventions. While the world grapples with the pressing demands of COVID-19, it’s essential to acknowledge that lung health has been a critical issue far before the current pandemic.

Are you an early to mid-career investigator dedicated to advancing lung health research and want to make a change? The Lung Health Foundation invites you to apply for the Career Establishment Research Award, supporting independent research in the field.

Award Highlights:

  • Eligibility: Full-time researchers within 6-10 years of their first academic appointment.
  • Awards Available: 3
  • Award Amount: Up to $75,000
  • Max Term: 1 year

Application Schedule:

  • Intent to Apply Form Deadline: Feb 11th, 2024
  • Full Application Deadline: March 22nd, 2024
  • Notification: Fall 2024

Award Description:

  • The Career Establishment Research Award aims to boost research capacity in lung disease by assisting early to mid-career investigators. It serves as vital support for independent research, with a focus on establishing successful research programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time researcher at eligible CIHR, SHRC, or NSERC institution.
  • 6-10 years from the first academic appointment.
  • Previously awarded less than CAN$500,000 as the Principal Investigator.
  • Submit a lung health-relevant research proposal.
  • Not holding funding from the tobacco industry.

Award Value and Terms:

  • Up to $75,000 for one year, dedicated to covering direct costs related to the research proposal. The funds aim to advance impactful research aligned with LHF’s strategic goals.

Application Requirements:

  • Submit an Intent to Apply form by Feb 11th, 2024, 4:00 pm ET.
  • Full application due by March 22nd, 2024, 4:00 pm ET.
  • Ensure all supporting documentation is submitted via SurveyMonkey Apply.

Review Process and Criteria:

  • Rigorous scientific review based on criteria such as research approach, originality, applicant’s background, research environment, and impact. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are considered, aligning with LHF goals.

Use of Awards:

  • Grant funds support direct research costs. No funding for institutional overheads or indirect costs. Unspent balance considerations, patent rights, and acknowledgment requirements apply.

Deadline to Apply:

  • Feb 11th, 2024, for Intent to Apply Form
  • March 22nd, 2024, for Full Application

Take the next step in your research journey. Together, let us breathe life into a future where respiratory health takes center stage in the global research agenda. Apply now to shape the future of lung health!

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