LCRF Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer

In 2019, with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in loving memory of Kathryn Louloudis, LCRF will fund two research projects with a focus on overcoming disparities in lung cancer. We encourage applications from investigators of all career levels and on a wide variety of disparities-related topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Gender disparities in lung cancer burden
  • Causes and risk factors for lung cancer among never smokers
  • Influence of social and biological risk factors on lung cancer outcomes, access to and use of care, and quality of care
  • Genetic and gene-environment interactions
  • Interactions and contributions of multiple factors (e.g. smoking, genetics, environment, societal factors) to disparities in lung cancer outcomes
  • Contribution of healthcare access and quality to disparities in outcomes
  • Disparities related to other factors such as geography, socioeconomic status, and age

For complete details, please refer to the full request for proposals.

Award Details


Investigators must be affiliated with a non-profit academic or research institution and must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Students and fellows
  • Tenure and non-tenure track investigators including assistant/associate/full professors, researchers, staff scientists, and clinicians

Budget Restrictions

  • The maximum award amount is $150,000 for a period of two years (disbursed at $75,000 per year).
  • LCRF will not support institutional indirect / facilities and administrative costs.
  • The LCRF grant must be the primary source of support for the project.

How to Apply

  • A preview of the full application is available here.
  • All applications must be submitted through LCRF's online grants management system.
  • The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019 11:59pm, US Eastern time.


  • April 1, 2019: Application deadline
  • May 31, 2019: Award decisions announced
  • July 2019: Projects begin

Additional Questions

If you have questions about this funding mechanism, please contact the LCRF office at or via phone at 212.588.1902.