The American Asthma Foundation Research Program is the largest private funder of asthma research, having awarded nearly $100,000,000 to scientists since 2000. AAF scientists have changed the pace of discovery in asthma research. From their success in revealing the basic mechanisms of asthma, four new drugs are in clinical testing for asthma, many others are in pre-clinical testing, and scores of new molecular
pathways underlying asthma have been revealed.
Beginning in 2013, all AAF awards — up to $450,000 each — will be to investigators in the first 10 years of their faculty appointment. We offer scientists the challenge, freedom and funding to pursue new ideas, without preliminary data. This is an exceptional opportunity for creativity with the potential to significantly impact human health.