Open research awards

Lung Foundation Australia’s Awards and Funding Grants for 2018 are now closed except for the re-launched award listed below.

The deadline for applications for this award is 6 November 2017.

Open Research Awards

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2017

This Scholarship is made possible via a collaborative partnership with Lung Foundation Australia and the Better Breathing Foundation.  The LFA/BBF Allied Health PhD Scholarship aims to support allied health professionals to undertake research into chronic lung disease.  Relevant domains of research include any form of clinical, population, laboratory or genetics research.

Students with an allied health background wishing to undertake a PhD in chronic lung disease are invited to submit an application. This PhD Scholarship is aimed at a researcher who is commencing a higher degree and interested in improving outcomes for patients living with a chronic lung disease, but does not currently receive any form of other scholarship funding as part of their PhD studies.

Lung Foundation Australia/Better Breathing Foundation will be allocating a set amount of funds of $20,000 per year over a four year period (total funding: $80,000) for the PhD Scholarship for a full-time student; or a set amount of funds of $10,000 per year over a four year period (total funding: $40,000) for the PhD Scholarship for a part-time student. Co-funding from a University is optional but desirable.

LFA BBF Allied Health PhD Scholarship Application Form_Oct 2018 (562 KB) Partnership with LFA-Better Breathing Foundation 2018 (135 KB)

This Research Award will support medical research projects to build capacity and foster the development of research in the area of alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency through the support of pilot studies, proof of concept and feasibility studies.

The goal of this award is to improve outcomes and quality of life for individuals with alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, and will therefore focus on research into alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency relating to lung disease, with encouragement (without exclusion) of research into the specific areas of:

Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency epidemiology
Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency allied health interventions that support patients & Quality of Life
Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency and transplantation
The two year (2018-2019) award shall be to the value of AUD$60,000, with $40,000 paid upfront and the remaining $20,000 paid on completion of a report or publication.

TSANZ-LFA-CSL-A1-RA (209 KB)

Awards awaiting notification – 30th November 2017

Lung Foundation Australia’s Lung Cancer National Program invites applications for our Grant-in-Aid of $10,000/1year to support Lung Cancer related research.

These funds are to be used to support independent research. In most cases this grant is not meant to provide sole support for research activities, but instead to act as seed money for developing projects to the point of attracting additional external funding; or as a top-up grant-in-aid to assist with undertaking a currently funded research project.

The Lung Foundation acknowledges that there are other Thoracic Cancers such as Mesothelioma, Thymomas, mediastinal tumors or chest wall tumors, applications to support research into these cancers will also be considered.

Download Application Form: Lung Foundation Lung Cancer Program Grant-in-Aid 2017-18 FINAL

In 2016, Lung Foundation Australia received a generous donation that will provide an opportunity to fund two year early career (post-doctoral) fellowships in lung cancer over the next fifteen years. Our aim is to leverage these funds to increase the impact and improve outcomes for lung cancer patients.

The Lung Foundation is seeking partners who are willing to co-fund this Fellowship (with either equal or increased funds) in order to increase the lifetime value of this award.

The Lung Foundation invites you to submit an Expression of Interest should your Centre or University be interested in co-funding a lung cancer post-doctoral Fellowship which will be administered and undertaken at your Centre/University.

This EOI is for the second Fellowship grant and will be for the 2018/2019 period.

Download application form: LFA EOI Fellowships 3pp 2018-19_WEB

The Lung Foundation is proud to announce the first research award being supported from the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer funds raised as this PhD Scholarship and an annual commitment that funding raised from these events will be made available to researchers to undertake important lung cancer research that aims to improve the outcomes of those living with lung cancer.

The Lung Foundation is seeking a partner who are willing to co-fund this PhD Scholarship (with either equal or increased funds).

The Lung Foundation invites you to submit an Expression of Interest should your Centre or University be interested in co-funding a PhD Scholarship for lung cancer research which will be administered and undertaken at your Centre/University.

Download application form: LFA EOI Scholarship Form 2017

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 01Jun17 (349 KB)

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 invites applications from medical and scientific graduates who will be a 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 Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Research Fellowship 2018-2019 Final (555 KB)

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. 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.

Lung Foundation Australia Ivan Cash Research Award 2018TSANZ (271 KB)

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.

Lung Foundation Australia Lizotte Family Research Award 2018 (268 KB)

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.

Lung Foundation Australia Ludwig Engel Research Award 2018 (265 KB)

Lung Foundation Australia and Cochrane Airways Australia invite applications for the Lung Foundation Australia/Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship 2018  valued at $2,500. This scholarship is intended to assist with the completion, update and/or presentation of a Systematic Review within the scope of respiratory medicine covered by the Cochrane Airways Group (CAG).

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