Open research awards

We ensure that only the most promising lung research initiatives receive our funding, thanks to our collaborations with some of Australia’s most respected lung scientists who assess each application for Lung Foundation Australia funding on its potential to make ground-breaking progress in lung disease prevention, detection, treatment and management care.

In 2016 our support for research awards will be almost $700,000:

  • 3 students conducting post-doctoral fellowships
  • 8 PhD scholarships
  • 7 top up/travel and or poster awards

Lung Foundation Australia has been advised by the TSANZ Scientific Review Committee that there has been a delay in scoring the research award applications.  Notifications will now be sent by Wednesday 8th March 2017.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this delay.  If you have any questions please contact Glenda Colburn General Manger for Research via email on

Open Research Awards

Lung Foundation Australia and A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd are excited to announce that there will be six (6) Travel Grants of up to $3,000 for international conferences and up to $1,500 for national conferences on offer to key health professionals in Australia whose work is focused on improving outcomes for patients living with COPD.

LFA and A Menarini Australia Travel Grant application 2017 ATS ERS APSR - Final (319 KB)

2016 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
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