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Funding Opportunities

In keeping with our mission, the LCRF grant program provides funding for research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. Our funding mechanisms are designed to fund innovative projects across a variety of diverse topics and to support the careers of talented scientists. To learn about research that has been previously funded by LCRF, please visit the Our Investigators section. Information for investigators seeking funding for research, including an overview of our funding mechanisms and any current requests for proposals, can be found below. For questions about our grants, please contact us at grants@lcrf.org.

COVID-19 Advisory Regarding 2020 Applications
In spite of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and response measures being implemented, LCRF remains firmly committed to supporting lung cancer research. To provide investigators with additional flexibility, application deadlines for both of this year’s funding opportunities have been extended to Friday, May 29. The RFPs below and LCRF’s online grants management system have been updated to reflect this change.

About Our Grants

LCRF Pilot Grant Program

The LCRF Pilot Grant Program supports high-risk, high-reward research projects investigating a wide variety of topics related to lung cancer. Eligible areas of research include but are not limited to:

  • Improving our understanding of lung cancer biology
  • Prevention and screening for early detection
  • Identification of new biomarkers
  • Development of more effective and safer therapies
  • Mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to lung cancer therapies
  • Psychosocial research including supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families
  • Quality of care and outcomes research for the improvement of healthcare standards and overall patient outcomes

These awards provide a maximum of $150,000 in funding over a period of two years to early- and mid-career investigators. For full details, eligibility criteria, and application instructions, please refer to the request for proposals.

LCRF Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer

While scientific advances steadily continue to reduce lung cancer incidence and deaths, the disease disproportionately affects various groups such as African Americans, Native Americans, low socioeconomic status populations and people from certain geographic locations. To help address these inequities and related challenges and with support from the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation for Charity in memory of Kathryn Louloudis, LCRF is funding several research projects focused on overcoming disparities in lung cancer. Projects focused on a wide variety of disparities-related topics including but not limited to the following are eligible for funding:

  • Race, gender, geography, socioeconomic status, age, and/or other disparities in lung cancer burden
  • Interplay of social, biological, environmental, and/or other risk factors for lung cancer
  • Contribution of healthcare access and quality of care to disparities in outcomes

These awards provide a maximum of $150,000 over a period of two years to investigators of any career level. For complete details, eligibility criteria, and application instructions, please refer to the request for proposals.

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