Announcing Our New Research Program
Starting this fall, we will initiate open calls for grants, with the official launch of the new program slated for January 2024.
The program will commence with the following goals in focus:
We place a strong emphasis on building capacity by directing funds to empower early and mid-career scientists. Our commitment is geared towards nurturing the next generation of lung health researchers, fostering diversity and bringing forward fresh perspectives. Dedicated funding will empower young scientists, enabling them to secure larger government grants, fueling innovation, and ensuring a promising future for lung health research.
LHF is dedicated to creating and advancing knowledge about lung disease. We provide sustainable funding to established researchers in three key areas: basic research, clinical studies and the new applied science stream. This applied science stream aims to translate research into practical benefits for communities and individuals affected by lung disease, representing an innovative approach to make real-world impact.
LHF is dedicated to supporting researchers through various means, including educational workshops, mentorship, collaboration opportunities with patient partners, networking events, fellowships for graduate studies, and travel awards for conferences. These initiatives provide researchers with essential resources to advance their work in lung health.
LHF is actively developing partnerships with government entities, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, patients and other essential stakeholders to propel research efforts. These collaborative efforts aim to harness expertise, aligning with LHF’s mission in advocacy, programs and education.
Introducing our new Research Community
With the launch of the new research program, we proactively seek and distribute funding to advance lung disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. We support researchers with resources like educational workshops, mentorship, letters of support, patient partnerships and networking through our new Research Hub.
The Research Hub is the center of research excellence, encouraging collaboration, mutual learning, and knowledge exchange.
About Our Research
Over the past 40 years, our research team has achieved remarkable advancements in combating lung disease and has taken positive strides towards improving the respiratory well-being of Canadians.
Some of the contributions includes:
Looking ahead, the goal is to establish a nationwide program that aligns with established research funding criteria. The insights brought forward from the research will contribute to the evidence base on lung health and will directly influence the Lung Health Foundation’s initiatives spanning public awareness, policy, programming, and partnerships moving forward.