The CHEST Foundation welcomes grant applications


 

Each year, The CHEST Foundation offers grant opportunities for clinical and translational research, leadership, and volunteer community service. In 2014, grants are offered in thrombosis, lung cancer, pulmonary arterial hypertension, COPD and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, end-of-life care, women’s lung health, pulmonary fibrosis, and community service. Among these opportunities is the CHEST Diversity Committee Young Investigator Grant, designed to support underrepresented young researchers.

The application deadline for all grants is May 31, 2014.

GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Thrombosis

The Distinguished Scholar in Thrombosis grant supports a clinical educational project designed to improve patient care and is intended for the investigation of issues that are not easily supported through traditional sources. Funding is $150,000 over the course of 3 years. Applicants must be Fellows of the American College of CHEST Physicians (FCCP).

The CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Lung Cancer

This 2-year, $100,000 grant ($50,000 annually) supports a clinical/translational research project that could lead to improved treatment and/or cure of lung cancer. Applicants must be CHEST members who have completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship or a thoracic surgery residency and are within 7 years of completing training. This grant is supported by Genentech.

The CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

This 1-year, $50,000 grant supports a clinical/translational research project that contributes to the understanding of the pathophysiology or treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Applicants must be CHEST members who have completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship and be within 7 years of completing training. This grant is supported by Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US, Inc.

The CHEST Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis

This 1-year, $30,000 grant supports a clinical/translational research project that could contribute to effective treatments or a cure for pulmonary fibrosis.

Applicants must be CHEST members who have completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship and are within 7 years of completing training.

The CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Research Grant in COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency

This 1-year, $25,000 grant supports research focused on COPD and AAT deficiency. While research projects primarily in usual COPD (not associated with AAT deficiency) are allowed, those with a focus on AAT deficiency are encouraged. Applicants must be in an ACGME fellowship program and within 5 years of completion.

CHEST Diversity Committee Young Investigator in Pulmonary, Cardiovascular, Critical Care, or Sleep Research Grant

This 1-year, $25,000 grant is designed to encourage outstanding underrepresented young investigators in their careers in pulmonary, cardiovascular, critical care, or sleep research. The grant supports clinical/translational research in pulmonary, cardiovascular, critical care, or sleep medicine. Applicants must be underrepresented minority investigators and CHEST members who have completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship and are within 7 years of completing training.

The CHEST Foundation and the Respiratory Health Association Clinical Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health

This 1-year, $10,000 grant supports clinical research related to women’s lung health. Topics may include research on gender differences in lung diseases, such as COPD and lung cancer. Applicants must be ACCP members.

Community Service Grants Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD,Master FCCP

The Foundation offers community service grants, from $5,000 to $15,000, to support the volunteer efforts of those CHEST members who donate time and medical service to improve the health of people in communities throughout the world. Funds are granted to the nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations for which CHEST members give pro bono service.

For more information about The CHEST Foundation’s 2014 grants program, or to apply, visit chestnet.org/grants.

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