Awards and Grant Funding

Lung Foundation Australia fund many research concepts that focus on disease, and aim to reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and their families around Australia.

  • Over the past 25 years, we have directly invested over $13 million in research
  • An additional $9.1 million of research funding has been generated through lung cancer clinical trials administered by our Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG).
  • A further $3.4 million of research funding has been generated by Investigators linked to the Lung Foundation’s Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Registry

The Lung Foundation has identified the following areas as our research priorities and that are consistent with our strategic focuses of where we can make the greatest impact:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • llung cancer/mesothelioma
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Children’s rare lung diseases

Click on the flyer below for a full list of the 2016 and 2017 Research Award recipients:

2016/17 Research Awards Recipients (416 KB)

Congratulations to the 2017 Research Award recipients

Lung Foundation Australia/Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Research Fellowship 2017/2018 Anna Hudson, Neuroscience Research Australia$160,000 over two years
Lung Foundation Australia/Lizotte Family Research Award for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research Michael Schuliga, University of Newcastle$5,000
Lung Foundation Australia/Ludwig Engel Grant-in-Aid for Physiological Research Award Peter Middleton, Westmead Hospital and Westmead Institute of Medical Research$5,000
Lung Foundation Australia/Ivan Cash Grant-in-Aid for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research Yet Hong Khor, Austin Health, Institute for Breathing and Sleep$5,000
Lung Foundation Australia/Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship 2017 Hayley Barnes, Department of Allergy, Immunology and
Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Hospital
David Serisier Memorial Award for Translational Research
in Bronchiectasis
Su-Ling Loo$1,000
John Read Prize for Physiological ResearchMahesh Dharmakamara$500