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Canadian Lung Association awards over $650,000 in research funding

In 2023, along with our partners, the Canadian Lung Association awarded over $650,000 in research funding to nine early-career researchers for projects focused on respiratory health. The projects focus on a broad range of important topics that are key priorities for the Association and for Canadians living with lung health conditions.

This year marked our first funding partnership with the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN), the Canadian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF), and the Manitoba Lung Association, which allowed us to double the number of awards given.

“We’re thrilled to be able to continue supporting the best up-and-coming researchers in Canada. We are very grateful to our donors and supporters who help fund this important work,” says Terry Dean, our President and CEO. “We’d also like to thank the expert scientific reviewers for their evaluation and informed discussion of each application.” Submissions were reviewed by panels of clinicians and scientists with backgrounds in respiratory biology, lung diseases, and rehabilitation.

The Canadian Lung Association has been funding lung health research since 1959, with the objective of building research capacity in Canada and promoting research in respiratory health.