Lung Foundation Australia funds cutting edge research projects through a competitive peer review awards and grants program.

Research projects focus on prevention, early diagnosis and management or cure for a lung disease. The program offers funding to early-career and senior leaders in research who have the potential to make significant advances in the field of lung disease research. It provides opportunities for researchers to further develop their skills and become champions in their fields.

Research Awards

Our Research Awards Program identifies and encourages new, innovative research projects across a broad range of lung disease areas that will in turn contribute to:

  • A deeper understanding of the cause, prevalence and impact of a wide variety of lung diseases.
  • Development of new diagnostic methods and treatment options.
  • Improved outcomes and quality of life for patients.

We strengthen and support the translation of research into clinical practice by ensuring our awards are offered across the breadth of multidisciplinary team professions.

Opportunities include fellowships and PhD scholarships, project grants and grants-in-aid. There are also a number of travel grants offered each year which allow researchers to collaborate and showcase their work nationally and internationally.

Awards Program Funding Model

Our Research Awards Program would not exist without the collaboration and support of the community and a number of industry and private partners.

In 2017, Lung Foundation Australia raised and invested $1,034,400 to fund 16 innovative research awards. Of this funding, Lung Foundation Australia raised $696,082 through community donations and sponsorships. The remaining $338,326 was provided through partnerships with a number of leading universities, who matched the level of funding we raised for PhD scholarships and grants that would be undertaken through their institution.

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