Research Awards

Although respiratory illnesses affect 29 per cent of Australians and costs the health system an estimated $4.5 billion per year, research in this area receives only 1.9% of the funding from The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Australia’s lead health research funding body.

  • Only five per cent of national tumour-specific funding in 2013 went to lung cancer despite lung cancer being the biggest cancer killer.
  • Other chronic lung diseases like COPD have a similar research stories to tell with NHMRC funding for COPD falling by more than a million dollars between 2013 and 2014.

That’s why we invest more than a million dollars each year in research awards and research platforms.

Lung Foundation Australia recognises the value of bringing key researchers together to generate ideas, data, and opportunities to collaborate.

Some of the key platforms we support include:

2016 Research Award Winners

 

Deep Manchanda/Lung Foundation Australia Lung Cancer Research FellowshipDr Atiqur Rahman$80,000 per year, over 2 years
Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Research Fellowship 2016/2017 Dr Christian Osadnik$80,000Christian 200px
Universities to co-funded PhD Scholarship in Lung Cancer ResearchUniversity of Melbourne

University of Newcastle

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
$45,000 each over three years
PhD Scholarship Funding Opportunity – The David Wilson PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisUniversity of Sydney - Adelle Jee

University of Newcastle - David Waters
$45,000 over three years
Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Research Top-Up Grants 2016/2017University of Newcastle - Dr Vanessa McDonald

University of Sydney - Dr Sabine Zimmermann
$40,000 across the two awards
Grant-in-Aid in Lung Cancer ResearchDr Pei Ding
$10,000
Lung Foundation Australia / Ivan Cash Research Grant-in-Aid Award Dr Helen Jo $5,000Helen Jo 200px
Lung Foundation Australia / Lizotte Family Research Award Gang Liu$5,000
Lung Foundation Australia / Ludwig Engel Grant-in-Aid for Physiological Research A/Prof. Alex Larcombe, A/Prof. Sandra Orgeig and Dr Emma Parkinson-Lawrence$5,000sandra alex 200px
Lung Foundation Australia / Australian Cochrane Airways Group Scholarship Anke Lenferink $2,500anke 200px
Cochrane Airways Australian Satellite Harshani Jayasinghe$2,000harshani 200px
Lung Foundation Australia / A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd COPD Travel Grants to travel to ATS 2016 Dr Annemarie Lee and Dr Kristin Carson travel grants of up to $3000 + GSTKristin 200px
Lung Foundation Australia / A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd Travel Grants to travel to ERS2016Dr Christian Osadnik and Dr Natasha Smallwoodtravel grants of up to $3000 + GST
Lung Foundation Australia / A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd Travel Grants to travel to APSR 2016Alicia Mitchell and Leanne Rosstravel grants of up to $3000 + GST
David Serisier Memorial Award for Translational Research in Bronchiectasis Dr Greg Fox$1,000