Funding Opportunities for Researchers

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s grant program provides funding for innovative research focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. The Foundation encourages applications for projects investigating a wide variety of research topics, including:

  • Improving our understanding of lung cancer biology
  • Prevention and screening for early detection
  • Identification of new biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies
  • Development of next-generation chemotherapeutic agents
  • Supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families
  • Quality of care and outcomes research

About Our Grants

Eligibility

LCRF grants are awarded for projects focused on one or more of the following areas of lung cancer research:

  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • Supportive care
  • Quality of care/outcomes

Investigators from US and international institutions are eligible to apply for LCRF funding. Individuals must be affiliated with a non-profit academic or research institution and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Students and fellows
  • Young and mid-career investigators with less than ten years’ experience since initial faculty appointment
  • Non-tenure track researchers, staff scientists, and clinicians

Senior investigators with more than ten years’ experience since faculty appointment are not eligible for LCRF funding but are encouraged to mentor a junior team member through the application process.

Budget

  • 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. Additional secondary funding (e.g. for core services support) is permitted.
  • Any equipment costs must be limited and directly applicable to the research project (i.e. large, general equipment costs are not permitted).
  • Direct patient care costs that could be reimbursed by other sources will not be covered.

Additional Requirements

  • The application must include a curriculum vitae (CV) or NIH biosketch of the primary investigator..
  • The application must include at least one letter of support from the applicant’s program director/advisor affirming the following statements:
    • The applicant will be affiliated with the institution/organization during the grant period.
    • There is adequate institutional space and equipment to accomplish the proposed project.
    • The program director/advisor confirms his/her commitment to and provision of institutional space and equipment for the grantee.
  • Applications for an extension of a previously awarded grant require resubmission as a new application and must include an update describing the progress made during the prior award period.

How to Apply

Timeline

  • Summary of timeline:
    • July 1, 2017: Application deadline
    • October 2017: Award decisions announced
    • November 2017: Projects begin
  • Due to the high volume of submissions, LCRF cannot provide specific feedback on applications that are not selected to receive an award. All applicants will be notified of their award status by October 15, 2017. Please do not contact the LCRF office to check on your application status prior to this date.

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Additional Questions

Any other questions regarding the grant application should be addressed via email to grants@lungfund.org or by calling 212.588.1580.