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Research funding

The Canadian Lung Association funds research and research training at the national level. We offer several competitions for research funding.

Competition Deadlines

Provincial Lung Association Grant Awards Program
National Grant Review (NGR)

Registration:
Closed

Application:
Closed

CLA-CRHP Research Grants

Registration:
Closed

Application:
Closed

CLA-CRHP Research Fellowships

Registration:
Closed

Application:
Closed

CLA-CTS Research Fellowships & Studentships

Registration:
Closed

Application:
Closed

CLA-CTS/ERS Peter Macklem Fellowship

Registration:
Closed

Application:
Closed


Indirect Costs Policy

The Lung Association supports only the direct costs of research. No funding is to be used for indirect costs of research. The definition of indirect costs of research for the purposes of this policy is, costs which cannot be directly associated with a particular research program or operating grant including costs associated with the general operation and  maintenance of facilities (from laboratories to libraries); the management of the research process (from grant management to commercialization); and regulation and safety compliance (including human ethics, animal care and environmental assessment.


Canadian Lung Association Research Competitions

Provincial Lung Association Grant Awards Program - National Grant Review (NGR)

Competition Status: Closed

The following provinces participate in the National Grant Review Program. Please click on the Lung Association of the province in which you are applying to for additional information on their priorities and criteria for funding:

Timelines

  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Application Deadline: TBD

How to apply

To qualify for funding, candidates are asked to complete two (2) steps:

1. Register: Please register at: TBD

  • You are required to provide the names of the PI and co-applicants, institution, identify the type of research (clinical or basic science), the project title, keywords, and a maximum 1 page abstract of your research project.

2. Submit Application:

  • Courier ONE (1) original application to your provincial Lung Association post-marked no later than TBD.
  • Upload ONE (1) complete application with all the supporting documentation (PDF) via TBD by TBD

To apply, please see the following documents:

  • Submission guidelines:
  • Application form:

The Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals Research (CRHP) Grants

Competition Status: Closed

Registration deadline: TBD
Application deadline: TBD

Description
Offers research grants of up to $20,000 to respiratory health professionals who are members of the CRHP.

Eligibility

  1. A Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant (these awards are normally held at Canadian institutions);
  2. A respiratory health professional and member of the CRHP (MDs are not eligible for CRHP grant support as a Principal Investigator);
  3. Affiliated with a health care organization, an educational institution or any other Canadian institution that can manage funds in the approved way; and
  4. Pursuing a research study with respiratory health as the major focus.

Apply for Funding
To register go to: TBD
To apply, please see the following documents:

  • Submission Guidelines:
  • Application Form:
  • Checklist:

Personnel Awards

The Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals Research (CRHP) Fellowships

Competition Status: Closed

Registration deadline: TBD
Application deadline: TBD

Description
Offers fellowships to respiratory health professionals who are members of the CRHP for graduate study at the masters, or doctoral level.

  • Full-time students: up to $10,000
  • Part-time students: up to $5,000

Eligibility

  1. A Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant. These awards are normally held at Canadian institutions;
  2. A respiratory health professional and member of the CRHP (MDs are not eligible for CRHP fellowship support);
  3. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate (thesis based) program at the Masters or Doctoral level during the funding period (September 2016 – August 2017). Individuals who have applied to a graduate program but have not received acceptance may apply for a Fellowship. The award, however, will be conditional on acceptance into the program.

Apply for Funding
To register go to: TBD
To apply, please see the following documents:

  • Submission Guidelines:
  • Application Form:
  • Referee Assessment Form:

The Lung Association, Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) – Research Fellowship and Studentship Program

Competition Status: Closed

Registration deadline: TBD
Application deadline: TBD

Description
The Lung Association offers two types of research trainee awards to the medical and scientific community in the field of respiratory health: post-doctoral fellowships and PhD graduate studentships.

If you're not a CTS member, or if your membership has lapsed, renew or join the CTS now to be eligible for this funding.

Eligibility
Priority will be given to a Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant. These awards are normally held at Canadian institutions.

To be eligible for a CLA/CTS Fellowship or Studentship Award the:

  • Applicant and supervisor must be CTS members.
  • Studentship applicants - should be enrolled or accepted in a graduate (thesis based) program at the Doctoral level at a Canadian academic institution. Individuals who have applied to a graduate program but have not received acceptance may apply for a Studentship award. The award, however, will be conditional on acceptance into the program.
  • Fellowship applicants - should be working under supervision of a faculty member at an accredited Canadian academic institution. Under special circumstances, an applicant may pursue a fellowship in another country; however, the applicant must justify why he/she could not find the same kind of training in Canada and he/she must have plans to pursue a career in research in Canada.

Apply for Funding
To register go to:
To apply, please see the following documents:

  • Submission guidelines:
  • Application form:
  • Referee assessment form:

The Lung Association, Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)/ European Respiratory Society (ERS) – Peter Macklem Fellowship Award

Competition Status: Closed

Registration deadline: TBD
Application deadline: TBD

Description
The joint CLA/CTS/ERS Peter Macklem Fellowship is a fellowship program to build capacity and expertise in the area of respiratory health and to promote excellence in research through 1-year funding opportunities towards research training and research projects in Canada or Europe. The CLA-CTS/ERS Peter Macklem Fellowship award is reviewed with the CLA-CTS Fellowship competition.

Eligibility
For candidates going to Canada
This award must be held at a Canadian institution.

To be eligible for a CLA/CTS/ERS Peter Macklem Fellowship Award the:

  • Candidate should be either a member of the CTS or of the ERS, independently from the mobility scheme applied for (incoming to Europe or to Canada).
  • Candidate should be actively engaged in respiratory research/practice and have appropriate scientific or medical qualifications. Candidates must be postgraduates holding a university degree in the field of respiratory medicine/science (MD, MSc, PhD, MD-PhD) or equivalent. As a minimum requirement candidates need to have graduated with an MD or MSc or equivalent degree at the time of application. In addition, candidates may also be qualified healthcare professionals (non-MD) working in respiratory medicine/health (nurses, physiotherapists, respiratory function technologists, allied respiratory health professionals).
  • Candidate must possess appropriate professional qualifications and experience according to the specific Fellowship applied for.

Apply for Funding
To register go to: TBD
To apply, please see the following documents:

  • Submission guidelines:
  • Application form:
  • Home Supervisor Release Form:
  • Host Supervisor Acceptance Form:
  • Referee assessment form:

For candidates going to Europe
This award must be held at a European institution.

The ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship Rules & Regulations will apply (please refer to attachment). The candidate should use the same online application form as for any other ERS LTRF application via the website: www.ersnet.org/ers-funding/fellowships/long-term/ers-cts-joint.html.

 


For more information on all research funding opportunities, contact:
Michelle McEvoy
Manager, National Research Programs
The Lung Association - National Office
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K2C 2B5
Tel: (613) 569-6411 x 262
Fax: (613) 569-8860
research@lung.ca

 

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