Social Behavioral Research Grant

Funder: American Lung

Due Date: December 21, 2017

Budget: $100,000

About the American Lung Association Awards and Grants Program
Research is crucial to a future where lung disease no longer threatens the health of our families and friends. To help
Americans live longer, healthier lives, we must find better methods of detection, treatment and cures for all lung
diseases. For over 100 years, the American Lung Association has supported research to achieve this goal and we
continue to fund, develop, promote and advocate for research and programs that will result in life-changing advances
for people impacted by lung disease. The goal of the American Lung Association Awards and Grants Program is to fund
researchers at important crossroads of their careers, gaining a long-term commitment to lung disease research.
The Lung Association is particularly interested in highly meritorious research projects consistent with our strategic
imperatives:
• Defeat lung cancer
• Improve the air we breathe so it will not cause or worsen lung disease
• Reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and their families
• Eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung diseases
About the Funding Opportunity
The American Lung Association Social-Behavior Research Grant is a mentored award is meant to provide seed monies
to junior investigators on the path to independence for working within the various disciplines of social science
examining risk factors affecting lung health including:
Psychosocial research
Behavioral research
Health services and health policy research
Epidemiology / Biostatics research
Public Health Education research
The Social-Behavior Research Grant is for $50,000 per year, for up to two years. Grants are subjected to annual review
and may be granted for two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well
as, the availability of funding from the Lung Association. Applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung
heath research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.
No more than 75% of the requested budget may be used for an awardee’s salary and/or fringe benefits and no more
than 30% of the total award budget may be used to fund the purchase of permanent equipment. Grant funds may be
used for the salary and fringe benefit costs of personnel other than the Applicant.

 
Key Dates
August 23, 2017 Applications accepted through proposalCENTRAL
December 21, 2017 Deadline to submit an application is Thursday, December 21, 2017 (11:59 PM,
Eastern Time)
February- April Peer Review Period
June 2018 Funding notifications are sent to all applicants

http://www.lung.org/assets/documents/research/2018-social-behavior-research.pdf

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