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Research funding opportunities

Since 1959, the Canadian Lung Association has funded research and research training at the national level to build research capacity in the field and to promote research that contributes to the field of respiratory health in Canada.

CURRENT OPPORTUNTIES

The Canadian Lung Association Allied Health Research Grant Awards

Registration deadline: September 9, 2022

Application deadline: October 7, 2022

Applicants MUST register before submitting a full application.


The Canadian Lung Association Allied Health Research Fellowship Awards

Registration deadline: September 9, 2022

Application deadline: October 7, 2022

Applicants MUST register before submitting a full application.


The Canadian Lung Association Research Fellowships and Studentships

Registration deadline: September 9, 2022

Application deadline: October 7, 2022

Applicants MUST register before submitting a full application.


Policy regarding indirect costs 

The Canadian 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).

 

Allied Health Research Grant Awards

Competition Status: Open

Registration deadline: September 9, 2022 by 3:30pm EDT

Application deadline: October 7, 2022 by 3:30pm EDT


About the Allied Health Research Grant Awards

The Canadian Lung Association Allied Health Research Grants promote research that contributes to the field of respiratory health in Canada. Studies should include research related to an applied or clinical question using quantitative or qualitative methodologies. The study may include a basic science component but the primary questions must be applied or clinically focused.

The award is contingent upon the awardee securing at least 50% of the budget (to a maximum of $10,000) as matching funds from a supervisor, host institution or research partner. For more information about possible sources of this funding and application requirements regarding this funding, see the submission guidelines.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a Canadian Lung Association Allied Health Research Grant, the principal investigator, who is considered the principal applicant, must be:

  1. A Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant. These awards are held at Canadian institutions.
  2. A respiratory health professional from a recognized clinically based discipline, such as a: 
    • registered nurse,
    • nurse practitioner,
    • physiotherapist,
    • respiratory therapist,
    • pharmacist,
    • cardio-pulmonary technologist,
    • polysomnographic technologist,
    • kinesiologist,
    • dietician,
    • occupational therapist,
    • social worker, or
    • psychologist.
  3. Affiliated with a Canadian health-care organization or educational institution that is authorized to administer CIHR grant and award funds. You can find a list of authorized institutions on the CIHR website.
  4. Pursuing a research study with respiratory health as the major focus. Research must align with the mandate of the Canadian Lung Association.
  5. Able to secure matching funds for the one-year duration of the award. The applicant must include with their application a signed letter guaranteeing the matching funds for the duration of the award. For more information on the funding formula, see the submission guidelines. 

Note: MDs are not eligible as a Principal Investigator.

Note: At the time of submission and for the duration of the award, individuals who currently hold or have held or are being supervised by individuals holding or having held funding, directly or indirectly, from the tobacco and/or cannabis industries, are not eligible.

How do I apply?

Applicants must register by September 9, 2022, 16:00 EDT prior to submitting a full application.

Applications are due October 7, 2022 by 16:00 EDT.

More information on registration and the application process and requirements can be found in the submission guidelines.

Submission guidelines

Registration form

Application form


 

Personnel Awards

The Canadian Lung Association Allied Health Research Fellowship Awards

Competition Status: Open

Registration deadline: September 9, 2022 by 16:00 EDT

Application deadline: October 7, 2022 by 16:00 EDT


About the Allied Health Research Fellowship Awards

The Canadian Lung Association Allied Health Fellowship awards provide fellowships to respiratory health professionals for graduate study (thesis-based) at the master's or doctoral level.

The annual stipend is based on a 50:50 match formula between the Canadian Lung Association and the trainee's supervisor. For full-time students, the Canadian Lung Association will contribute a maximum of $5,000. For part-time students, the Canadian Lung Association will contribute a maximum of $2,500. 

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a Canadian Lung Association Allied Health Research Grant, the principal investigator, who is considered the principal applicant, must be:

  1. A Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant. These awards must be held at Canadian institutions.
  2. A respiratory health professional from a recognized clinically based discipline, such as a: 
    • registered nurse,
    • nurse practitioner,
    • physiotherapist,
    • respiratory therapist,
    • pharmacist,
    • cardio-pulmonary technologist,
    • polysomnographic technologist,
    • kinesiologist,
    • dietician,
    • occupational therapist,
    • social worker, or
    • psychologist.
  3. Pursuing a research study with respiratory health as the major focus. Research must align with the mandate of the Canadian Lung Association.
  4. Enrolled in a graduate (thesis-based) program at the master's or doctoral level during the funding period (January 2023 to December 2023). Individuals who have applied to such a program but have not received acceptance may apply, however the award will be conditional upon acceptance into the program.
  5. Able to secure matching funds for the one-year duration of the award. The applicant must include with their application a signed letter guaranteeing the matching funds for the duration of the award. For more information on the funding formula, see the submission guidelines. 

Note: At the time of submission and for the duration of the award, individuals who currently hold or have held or are being supervised by individuals holding or having held funding, directly or indirectly, from the tobacco and/or cannabis industries, are not eligible.

How do I apply?

Applicants must register by September 9, 2022, 16:00 EDT prior to submitting a full application.

Applications are due October 7, 2022 at 16:00 EDT.

More information on registration and the application process and requirements can be found in the submission guidelines.

Submission guidelines

Registration form

Application form


The Canadian Lung Association Research Fellowship and Studentship Awards

Competition Status: Open

Registration deadline: September 9, 2022 by 16:00 EDT

Application deadline: October 7, 2022 by 16:00 EDT


About the Research Fellowship and Studentship Awards

These awards help to build research capacity in the field of respiratory health in Canada. This funding will support individuals completing research related to basic, applied or clinical study using quantitative or qualitative methodologies.

The studentship competition is open to PhD or MD trainees (studentship awards) or post-doctoral or MD fellows (fellowship competition) who are conducting respiratory research at a Canadian university and whose project aligns with the mandate of the Canadian Lung Association and the objectives identified for this competition. 

It is anticipated that one studentship and one fellowship will be awarded.

Who is eligible?

Priority will be given to a Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant. These awards must be held at a Canadian institution.

To be eligible for a Canadian Lung Association Fellowship or Studentship award, the applicant must be:

  1. Pursuing a research study with respiratory health as the major focus.
  2. Not in receipt of another major award at the same time as holding a fellowship or studentship award from the Canadian Lung Association National Office.
  3. Able to secure matching funds for the one (1) year duration of the Fellowship or Studentship award (see guidelines for formulas). The applicant must include within their application a letter signed by the supervisor guaranteeing the matching funds for the duration of the award.
  4. Studentship applicants. The applicant 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. Candidates are only eligible to apply for the Studentship award in the first three (3) years of their doctoral studies.
  5. Fellowship applicants.  The applicant 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.

Note: At the time of submission, and for the duration of the award, individuals who currently hold or have held and/or are being supervised by individuals holding or have held funding, directly or indirectly, from tobacco and/or cannabis industry are not eligible.

How do I apply?

Applicants must register by September 9, 2022, 16:00 EDT prior to submitting a full application.

Applications are due October 7, 2022 at 16:00 EDT.

More information on registration and the application process and requirements can be found in the submission guidelines.

Submission guidelines

Registration form

Application form

Referral form


For more information on all research funding opportunities, contact:

Eilean McKenzie-Matwiy, PhD
Manager, National Research Programs
Canadian Lung Association 885 Meadowlands Dr., Ottawa ON K2C 3N2
613-569-6411 ext 262 | Fax 613-569-8860
emckenzie-matwiy@lung.ca