Research Funding

Uniting Against Lung Cancer Announces Research Funding Opportunity

Deadline:  August 13, 2014

Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing funding for innovative research, has issued a Request for Proposals for its Legacy Program, the goal of which is to fund lung cancer research that can improve treatment and lead to a cure. In 2013, UALC awarded more than $1.5 million in research grants and expects to increase its support for research in 2014.

The program prioritizes novel ideas with the potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, and places a high priority on funding research that demonstrates a clear path to improving patient care. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to developing novel therapies with the potential to cure lung cancers, genetic subsets of lung cancer/personalized medicine, primary and secondary drug sensitivity/resistance, lung cancer in never-smokers, improving outcomes in early-stage disease, and small-cell lung cancer.

Awards will range up to $100,000, to be paid over two years.

Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply. While collaborations with industry partners are strongly encouraged, the principal investigator must be an academic researcher.

Visit the UALC website for the complete Request for Proposals and application materials

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