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Public Policy Research Award

Grants to USA Scholars for Research Related
to Air Quality and Respiratory Disease

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Lung Association

Deadline Date:

12/10/20 11:59 PM Eastern

Description:

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Grants of $50,000 per year to USA researchers affiliated with a nonprofit institution for studies related to respiratory illnesses. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that help detect, prevent, and treat lung disease. The goal of the grant program to stimulate and inform important public policy debates regarding healthy air and lung disease.

The grant supports research on and evaluation of existing public policy and programs, as well as projects that inject innovative ideas into public policies impacting lung health. Applications must include plans for public dissemination of the work, which should include information on how to use findings to support and promote important policy changes.

For information about investigational areas of interest, see: https://www.lung.org/getmedia/70c20c99-f1e8-4375-806a-f68eb2f3be2f/2021-public-policy-rfa-and-app-guide.pdf#page=1

No more than 50% of the budget may be used for an awardee's salary and fringe benefits and no more than 30% may be used to fund the purchase of permanent equipment. Funds may be used for the salary and fringe benefits of personnel other than the applicant. Other permitted expenses include the purchase of large data sets. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192057

Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Up to two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as the availability of Funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

At the time of the application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants should be on track to pursue a career in public policy research. The application is open to researchers in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, law, and related disciplines.

At the time of the application, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or a relevant terminal professional degree such as an MPH and have a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space), access to computers and software, in a recognized academic institution or established nonprofit research entity.

Preference is given to independent investigators; however, postdoc or other candidates in an appropriately supervised setting will be considered.

The application must include a letter from the chair or institutional equivalent that conveys the commitment of the institution to the applicant and the proposed research activities.

At the time of application, candidates must be USA citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the visa immigration statuses
- Permanent resident (Green Card),
- Exchange visitor (J-1),
- Temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B),
- Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN),
- Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa)
- Temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1)

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Timeline:
- August 4, 2020: The new award cycle is announced, applications are available at proposalCENTRAL
- December 10, 2020: Applications due for the Catalyst Award; Dalsemer Award; Respiratory Diseases Award; Public Policy Award; Innovation Award; and Lung Cancer Discovery Award proposals due (invitation only.)
- Feb-April: Administrative review and Scientific-Peer Review
- June: Outcome notifications are emailed to all applicants
- June 30: Research Term Ends

The entire process takes between 6 and 8 months. The review process for letters of intent is about 6 weeks. The time between application submission and notification is about 6 months.

Applicants are limited to submitting only one application per annual cycle. An individual can be awarded this grant only once.

FAQ: https://www.lung.org/research/awards-and-grants-opportunities/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/

For questions about the electronic application process, email pcsupport@altum.com

Direct questions about the grants to research@lung.org

American Lung Association
1-800-586-4872

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