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Grant Resource Guide

Grant Opportunities

In an effort to promote grant opportunities to early career investigators, the Members In Transition and Training (MITT) Committee developed the Grant Resource Guide. The Guide features prominent and timely grant opportunities that directly support predoctoral, postdoctoral, and clinical fellows as well as early career faculty in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Applying for your first independent grant can be a daunting but exciting task! The first step is to determine the grant to which you should apply. To do this you will need to carefully read the eligibility requirements and the program funding announcement. Even great projects won't be funded if they aren't within the goals of the organization that is providing the funding. Start by talking to your mentor about which grants his or her trainees have successfully attained. Additionally, while most young investigators have their hopes set on achieving NIH funding, don't forget about other funding agencies such as foundations (including the ATS foundation). These grants can be an excellent stepping stone to getting your first independent NIH grant. After you have decided on the grant(s) to which you will apply, you will need to start writing. We recommend starting early and having multiple colleagues at your home institution provide a critical appraisal of your grant proposal before you submit. Once your grant is written make sure that you (and others) very closely proofread the proposal, and ensure that the figures are consistent in their formatting and with clear and legible legends. Lastly, don't get discouraged if your first submission (or first several submissions) doesn't get funded. Even the most successful scientists have had many grants rejected. Read the grant reviewrs' comments with an open mind and take them as an opportunity to improve your work for a stellar re-submission. Good luck!

Grant CategoryGrant NamePre DocFellowPost DocEarly career FacultyInternational Trainees

General

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) X X X X  

General

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research training and education X X X X  

General

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation   X X X  

General

The Donaghue Foundation   X X X  

General

Burroughs Welcome Fund   X X X X

General

Howard Hughes Medical Institute   X X X X

General

Centers for Disease Control X X X X  

General

Department of Defense X X X X  

General

Department of Verterans Affairs Career Development Awards   X X X  

General

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Clinical Scientist Award X X X X X

General

Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute young Clinical Scientist Award--smoking related diseases   X X X X

General

NIH/NHLBI Research Training/Career Development Programs X X X X  

General

NIH Loan Repayment Program   X X X  

General

Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program   X X X  

General

PhRMA Foundation X X X X  

General

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation   X X X X

General

American Lung Association X X X X X

General 

AMA Seed Grant Program X X X X  

Alpha-1

Alpha-1 Foundation   X X X  

Cardiovascular

American Heart Association X X X X  

COPD

ATS/Respiratory Health Association of Metroplitan Chicago/EFFORTS Research Award   X X X X

Critical Care

SCCM Vision Grant X X X X X

Critical Care

Intensive Care Foundation X X X X  

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research and Training Awards   X X X  

Gerontology

American Federation for Aging Research X X X X X

Health Equality

ATS Health Equality Fellowship Grant   X X X  

Lung Cancer

American Cancer Society X X X X X

Lung Cancer

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellowship   X X X  

Lung Cancer

Landon Foundation--AACR Innovator Awards for Cancer Prevention   X X X X

Lung Cancer

National Lung Cancer Partnership   X X  

Lung Cancer

LUNGevity   X X  

Lung Cancer

Uniting Against Lung Cancer X X X X X

Lymphatic Disease

The Lymphatic Research Foundation   X X X  

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

The LAM Foundation   X  

Medical Education

AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) mini-grant initiative   X X  

Medical Education

AAMC Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) collaborative research grants   X X  

Medical Education

AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) grants and innovation in medical education award   X X  

Medical Education

AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) mini-grant initiative   X X  

Medical Education

Association for Medical Education Research Award   X X  

Medical Education

Association of American of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) grants X X X X  

Medical Education

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)       X  

Medical Education

International Education Research Foundation X X X X X

Medical Education

Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training   X   X  

Medical Education

Stemmler Fund X X X X  

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation   X X

Pulmonary Fibrosis

ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Career Development Award in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis   X   X

Pulmonary Hypertension 

Pulmonary Hypertension Association   X X X X

Scleroderma

Scleroderma Research Foundation   X X   X

Scleroderma

Scleroderma Foundation   X X

Sleep

American Sleep Medicine Foundation   X X X  

Transplant

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation- Research Fellowship Award   X X X X

Transplant

American Society of Transplantation   X X X

If you have questions or would like to include a grant opportunity to the list, please email us.

Last Reviewed: November 2018