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 2018 Research Award recipients:

2018 Research Award Recipients (347 KB)

Congratulations to the 2018 Research Award recipients

Research Award RecipientValue
Lung Foundation Australia/Boehringer
Ingelheim Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease (COPD) Research Fellowship 2018/2019
Dr Richard Kim, University of Newcastle$160,000 over two years
Lung Foundation Australia/Deep Manchanda Early Career Fellowship in Lung Cancer

Co funder: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical
Research
Dr Clare Weeden$320,000 over two years
Lung Foundation Australia/Better Breathing Foundation Allied Health PhD Scholarship in Chronic Lung Disease

Co funders: Better Breathing Foundation and Curtin University WA
Fiona Coll$120,000 over four years
Lung Foundation Australia Shine a Light PhD Scholarship in Lung Cancer Research 2018 - 2020

Co funder: University of Sydney - Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research Centre
University of Sydney - Sydney Catalyst
Translational Cancer Research Centre
$120,000 over three years
Lung Foundation Australia/Bill van Nierop PhD
Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Research 2018 – 2020

Co funder – University of Western Australia
Tylah Miles$132,000 over three years
Lung Foundation Australia Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Grant in AidDr Tan Nguyen, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research$10,000
Lung Foundation Australia/Lizotte Family Research Award
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research
Dr Jade Jaffar, The Alfred and Monash University$5,000
Lung Foundation Australia/Ludwig Engel Grant
in Aid for Physiological Research Award
Dr Philip Robinson, Royal Children’s Hospital Victoria – Department of Respiratory Medicine$5,000
Lung Foundation Australia/Ivan Cash Grant in Aid for
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research
Dr Helen Jo, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital$5,000
Lung Foundation Australia/A. Menarini Australia Pty Ltd
Travel Grant – American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference
Dr Pawan Sharma, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research$3,000
Lung Foundation Australia/A. Menarini Australia Pty Ltd
Travel Grant – American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference
Dr Rebecca Disler, University of Melbourne$3,000
Lung Foundation Australia/A. Menarini Australia Pty Ltd Travel Grant – European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual CongressDr Zoe Kopsaftis, University of Adelaide$3,000
Lung Foundation Australia/A. Menarini Australia Pty Ltd Travel Grant – European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual CongressProfessor Sandra Hodge, Royal Adelaide Hospital$3,000
Lung Foundation Australia/Cochrane Airways
Australia Scholarship 2018
Ms Angela Burge, La Trobe University Melbourne$2,500
Lung Foundation Australia/A. Menarini Australia Pty Ltd Travel
Grant – Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respiralogy (APSR)
Dr Miranda Ween, Royal Adelaide Hospital$1,500
Lung Foundation Australia/Roslyn Hogan Memorial Travel
Grant – Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC)
Sarah Hayes$500
Lung Foundation Australia/Roslyn Hogan Memorial Travel
Grant – Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC)
Tamkin Ahmadzada$500
Lung Foundation Australia/Roslyn Hogan Memorial Award 2018 for best Poster in Lung Cancer research Sarah Hayes$250
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