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
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.
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.
Awards awaiting notification – 30th November 2017
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.