September 15, 2014

Research Awards

The 2015 Lung Foundation Australia Research Awards applications will be opened on Friday, 12 September 2014.

The application period closes on Monday, 3 November 2014.

For more details including conditions, eligibility, timelines and applications click here.

 

Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Research Fellowship 2015/2016

Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Fellowship supports research to improve the diagnosis and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Australia. Specifically, the proposed research must be aimed at developing and/or delivering optimal care to people with COPD.

Relevant domains of research inquiry range from evaluation of population screening initiatives; interventions to improve diagnostic accuracy within primary care; through to issues of management in the context of a clinician-patient interaction to system level issues to do with the organisation, financing and performance of the health system, including COPD management of indigenous and ethnic minorities within Australia.

Lung Foundation Australia (the Lung Foundation) invites applications from medical and scientific graduates who will be resident in Australia throughout the period of the research program.

The Fellowship is available as either a one or two year award, with a value of $A80,000 per annum.

The funds are to cover the salary (including on-costs) for the successful research fellow and for no other purpose.

 

Lung Foundation Australia / Ivan Cash Research Grant-in-Aid For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research 2015

The Ivan Cash Research Grant-in-Aid’s creation was made possible by a bequest from Mr Ivan Cash, who sadly died from his idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2008.  It will be awarded annually to fund research specifically in IPF. Lung Foundation Australia invites applications for the Ivan Cash Research Grant-in-Aid valued at $5,000. This IPF Research Award is open to any individual health care professional or scientist, who will be required to collaborate with the Australian IPF Registry management committee to undertake and publish a specific focused analysis of part of the collected dataset of the Australian IPF Registry. The Australian IPF Registry management committee will provide support to the successful applicant to enable the completion of the required research.

In choosing a topic of research analysis, applicants are invited to consult with a member of the Australian IPF Registry management committee.

 

Lung Foundation Australia / Lizotte Family Research Award for Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis Research 2015

Lung Foundation Australia invites applications for the Lizotte Family Research Award valued at $5,000 – to assist research in interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This Research Award is open to any individual health care professional or group of health care professionals who are able to demonstrate an interest in IPF, including respiratory physicians, histopathologists, radiologists, researchers, registrars, trainees, nursing and allied health staff.

The funds may be used as a contribution towards IPF related research or pilot projects, or to fund travel or education with respect to increasing knowledge about IPF.

The Lizotte Family Research Award was established as a mark of respect and appreciation to the Lizotte Family, who after experiencing the loss of a family member as a result of IPF, have worked tirelessly, through their involvement with the Breathe of Life Music Festival, to raise much needed research funding and to help promote awareness about IPF and respiratory disease in general.

Through the proceeds from the Breath of Life Music Festivals, a capital base has been established so that an annual Lizotte Family Research Award can be made.

 

Lung Foundation Australia / Ludwig Engel Grant-in-Aid for Physiological Research 2015

Lung Foundation Australia invites applications for the Ludwig Engel Grant-in-Aid valued at $5,000 – to assist research in respiratory physiology. For the purpose of this Grant-in-Aid, Physiological Research is the use of any methodologies directed towards the elucidation of organ function and its understanding in a precise, quantitative manner.

The funds may be used as a contribution towards equipment, personnel or other running costs incurred in the conduct of research projects. The Grant-in-Aid is not to be used to fund conference travel or conference attendance.

The Grant-in-Aid was established in memory of Professor Ludwig Engel who died in 1992. Ludwig Engel was a distinguished Respiratory Physiologist who had made an outstanding contribution to respiratory science and medicine, both by his own endeavours and his influence on his colleagues. Through contributions of his many colleagues throughout Australasia and many other countries, the donations from pharmaceutical and medical technology industry and the Thoracic Society of Australian and New Zealand, a capital base has been established so that an annual Grant-in-Aid can be made.