The BC Lung Association provides approximately $1 million each year to physicians and scientists doing research in British Columbia on lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, and many others. This world-class research is discovering the causes of lung disease, finding new treatments, and giving hope for a future free of lung disease.

National Grant Review - Grant-In-Aid Competition

The National Grant Review supports pulmonary research or development projects and offers grants for research operating costs, including laboratory supplies, technicians and some equipment.

The Canadian Lung Association Peer Review Committee evaluates the relevance and scientific merit of applications for research support submitted to Provincial Lung Associations. The Committee then returns scientific ratings based on comparison with national and international standards. The Review Committee's mandate is to assess the potential for the application to make significant contributions to new knowledge. Evidence of originality, clear thinking and the potential for high quality publications are key determinants for the success of application.

To qualify for funding, candidates are asked to complete two (2) steps:

1. Registration Deadline: November 15, 2013
Please register at by November 15, 2013. You are required to provide your name, institution, identify the type of research (clinical or basic science), the project title, and a maximum one page abstract.

2. Submit Application by December 6, 2013 by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
The original hardcopy application must be sent to your Provincial Lung Association, the Post-Mark must be no later than December 6, 2013. ONE (1) electronic copy of the application form and the appendices, in Word or PDF must be submitted to the Canadian Lung Association via by December 6, 2013 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Tutorials for navigating the registration and application website: Click here

National Grant Review/Provincial Guidelines: Click here
(Go to At-a-glance section on page 8)

Grant-In-Aid Application Form: Click here

Courier Address for British Columbia applicants:

The BC Lung Association

Grant-In-Aid Competition

2675 Oak Street

Vancouver, BC

V6H 2K2

NOTE: Competition results will be communicated to applicants in July 2014.


Research Grant Recipients


Grant Recipient 2013-14 Project Title

Dr. Yossef Av-Gay

Jack Bell Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Division of Infectious Diseases

Elucidating the Role of Ergothioneine in the Physiology and Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr. Nick Bansback

School of Population & Public Health
University of British Columbia

Testing whether a patient decision aid improve adherence to treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: A pilot study

Dr. Jordan Guenette

James Hogg Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Physical Therapy

Mechanisms of Exertional Dyspnea in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Tillie-Louise Hackett

James Hogg Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Anesthesiology,

Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Molecular determinants of small airway obstruction in COPD

Dr. Charles Thompson

Life Sciences Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

The synergistic activities of cephalosporins and rifampicins against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr. Stephan van Eeden

James Hogg Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Medicine

The impact of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors on lung inflammation in COPD


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