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Dalsemer Award

Grants to USA Early-Career Scholars to Conduct
Research Into the Mechanisms of Respiratory Disease

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Lung Association

Deadline Date:

12/10/20 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants of $50,000 per year to USA early-career scholars affiliated with a nonprofit institution for research studies related to respiratory diseases. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that assist in the detection, prevention, and treatment of lung disease. The goal of the grant program is to provide seed money to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease.

Applicants should be on track to pursue a career in lung health research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.

No more than 75% of the requested budget may be used for an awardee’s salary and/or fringe benefits and no more than 30% of the total award budget may be used to fund the purchase of permanent equipment. Grant funds may be used for the salary and fringe benefit costs of personnel other than the applicant. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192058

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 funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution.

At the time of application, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space) in a recognized academic or other not-for-profit institution. Fellows and Ph.D. post-docs are eligible to apply only if their Department Chair can assure a promotion to faculty status by the start of the award. MD applicants must have completed two years of post-doctoral research training by the start of the award.

Medical residents, those presently enrolled in a degree program (e.g., graduate students), and established investigators are not eligible to apply.

Factors that are considered indicative of an established investigator include, but are not limited to, academic rank of professor or associate professor; awards of established investigatorship (e.g., NIH-R01 Awards, Veterans Administration Merit Review Awards), an extensive bibliography, or a national reputation as an investigator in their field.

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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