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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
Breathing as One - Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant Application: Closed

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

Registration: Closed

Application:
December 9, 2016 by 4:30pm Pacific time

Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grants

Application:
February 20, 2017

Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Fellowships

Application:
February 20, 2017

Breathing as One: Research Fellowships and Studentships

Application:
February 20, 2017

CLA-CTS/ERS Peter Macklem Fellowship

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

Breathing as One - Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant

The Breathing as One - Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant competition promotes innovative research related to the treatment/quality of life, mechanism of disease, and health care services for COPD. Catalyst grants are scalable research studies that can be pilot studies, feasibility studies, translational studies, and novel and innovative approaches.

Applicants should be creative and think broadly. To this end, submissions to this grant competition should only be made for new project ideas and not the continuation of an existing project.

Even though your long-term goals for the project may extend beyond the means and time-line of this grant, within one-year, the results of the catalyst projects should enable the development of funding proposals that are eligible for submission to national or international peer-reviewed competitions.

Funding Available
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $60,000, enough for two awards. The maximum amount per grant is $30,000. For one year and the funding is non-renewable.

Funding for this competition has been provided by a donation from Boehringer-Ingelheim Canada to The Lung Association's Breathing as One campaign for lung research. The donor will not be involved with adjudication or the funding decisions for this competition.

Deadlines
Submitting Applications: is now closed

  1. All applicants are required to upload one complete application (format: PDF) with all the supporting documentation by Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

To apply, please see the following documents:

  • Submission Guidelines:
  • Application Form:

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

Competition Status: Open

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:November 18, 2016

  • Application: December 9, 2016 by 4:30pm Pacific time

How to apply

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

1. Register: Please register at: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/grant-registration-2016

  • 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:

  • Electronic Application (all applicants): Upload ONE (1) complete application with all the supporting documentation (PDF) via https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/grant-application-2016   by Friday, December 9, 2016 4:30pm Pacific time;
  • Original Application (Ontario applicants only): ONE (1) original application must be couriered or mailed to the Ontario Lung Association and post-marked no later than Friday, December 9, 2016.


Mailing Address:
Pamela Tophen, Administrator
Ontario Thoracic Society, c/o Ontario Lung Association
18 Wynford Dr., Suite 401, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 0K8  
ptophen@on.lung.ca

To apply, please see the following documents:


The Lung Association, Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grants

Competition Status: Open

Application deadline: February 20, 2017

Description

The Lung Association is pleased to launch the request for applications for 2017 Lung Association Breathing as One Allied Health Research Grants, which provides research grants of up to $20,000 to respiratory health professionals.

These awards were formerly known as Canadian Lung Association (CLA) - Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) Grants. The awards have been renamed to reflect the funding organization. The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) and its CRHP Clinical Assembly remain partners in providing oversight and expertise in the peer review process.

Eligibility requirements for applicants have been broadened and awards are now open to members and non-members of CTS and CRHP who are conducting lung research that aligns with the Lung Association mandate and a respiratory health professional from a recognized clinically based discipline (e.g., registered nurse, nurse practitioner; physiotherapist; respiratory therapist; pharmacist; cardio-pulmonary technologist; polysomnographic technologist; kinesiologist; dietician; occupational therapist; social worker; or psychologist) (MDs are not eligible for Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grant support as a Principal Investigator).

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grant the principal applicant must be:

  1. A Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant (these awards are normally held at Canadian institutions);
  2. A respiratory health professionals from a recognized clinically based discipline (e.g., registered nurse, nurse practitioner; physiotherapist; respiratory therapist; pharmacist; cardio-pulmonary technologist; polysomnographic technologist; kinesiologist; dietician; occupational therapist; social worker; or psychologist) (MDs are not eligible for Breathing as One: Allied Health Research 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 apply, please see the following documents:

Upload one (1) electronic copy of the application form with signatures and all the relevant documents to: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/bao-allied-health-grant-competition


Personnel Awards

The Lung Association, Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Fellowships

Competition Status: Open

Application deadline: February 20, 2017

Description

The Lung Association is pleased to launch the request for applications for 2017 Lung Association Breathing as One Allied Health Fellowships, which provides fellowships to respiratory health professionals for graduate study (thesis based) at the masters, or doctoral level.

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

These awards were formerly known as Canadian Lung Association (CLA) - Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) Fellowships. The awards have been renamed to reflect the funding organization. The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) and its CRHP Clinical Assembly remain partners in providing oversight and expertise in the peer review process.

Eligibility requirements for applicants have been broadened and awards are now open to members and non-members of CTS and CRHP who are conducting lung research that aligns with the Lung Association mandate and a respiratory health professional from a recognized clinically based discipline (e.g., registered nurse, nurse practitioner; physiotherapist; respiratory therapist; pharmacist; cardio-pulmonary technologist; polysomnographic technologist; kinesiologist; dietician; occupational therapist; social worker; or psychologist) for graduate study at the masters or doctoral level (MDs are not eligible for BAO allied health fellowship support).  Information and policies are provided in the following pages.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Breathing as One: Allied Health Fellowship Award the applicant must be:

  1. A Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant.  These awards are normally held at Canadian institutions;  
  2. A respiratory health professionals from a recognized clinically based discipline (e.g., registered nurse, nurse practitioner; physiotherapist; respiratory therapist; pharmacist; cardio-pulmonary technologist; polysomnographic technologist; kinesiologist; dietician; occupational therapist; social worker; or psychologist) (MDs are not eligible for BAO allied health fellowship support);
  3. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate (thesis based) program at the Masters or Doctoral level during the funding period (September 2017 – August 2018).  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.  
  4. Pursuing a research study with respiratory health as the major focus.

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

Upload one (1) electronic copy of the application with signatures and all the relevant documents to: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/bao-allied-health-fellowship-competition


The Lung Association, Breathing as One: Research Fellowships and Studentships

Competition Status: Open

Application deadline: February 20, 2017

Description

The Lung Association is pleased to launch the request for applications for 2017 Lung Association Breathing as One Fellowships and Studentships.

These awards were formerly known as Canadian Lung Association (CLA) - Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Fellowships and Studentships. The awards have been renamed to reflect the funding organization. CTS and its Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) Clinical Assembly remain partners in providing oversight and expertise in the peer review process. Eligibility requirements for applicants have been broadened and awards are now open to members and non-members of CTS and CRHP who are conducting lung research that aligns with the Lung Association mandate.

The Lung Association - National Office offers two types of research trainee awards to the medical and scientific community: post-doctoral fellowships and PhD graduate studentships.

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 Breathing as One Fellowship or Studentship Award the:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A Research Fellowship or Studentship awardee may not be in receipt of another major Personnel award (i.e. from another national or provincial funding agency) at the same time as holding a Fellowship or Studentship Award from the Lung Association - National Office.
  4. Pursuing a research study with respiratory health as the major focus.

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

Upload one (1) electronic copy of the application with signatures and all the relevant documents to: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/bao-trainee-competition


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

Competition Status: Closed

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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