On January 15, 2014, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOH) launched its first national RFP grant process in search of two scientists to receive $150,000 research fellowships paid over two years. Specifically, ABOH seeks to partner with universities and cancer institutions to support the salaries of two of our country’s brightest young research talents as they conduct lung cancer specific research. With a focus on researchers who are conducting translational lung cancer research that will lead to patient care/clinical trial within three to five years, our goal is to be part of the solution for the ‘brain drain’ that is forcing promising lung cancer researchers into other fields due to lack of funding in the lung cancer field.
Research proposals were accepted until midnight April 1 and are now in the hands of the review panel, made up of oncology experts from around the nation. Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014 Fellowship Awards.Funding announcements will be made in June.