Lung Association Funds & Promotes Lung Disease Research

Application Deadline for Nationwide Award & Grant Program is October 20, 2011

ALBANY, NY (08/16/2011)(readMedia)-- The American Lung Association in New York announced that application materials for the American Lung Association's Nationwide Awards and Grants Research Program are available online at proposalCentral and can be accessed at

The goal of the Award and Grant Program is to stimulate cutting edge research that will reduce the burden of lung diseases, including asthma, COPD and lung cancer, on patients and their families. The application deadline is October 20, 2011.

"Our mission at the American Lung Association in New York is to save lives by preventing lung disease and improving lung health," said Irwin Berlin, MD, board chair American Lung Association in New York. "This Nationwide Award and Grant Program helps to ensure that important lung disease research continues so we can find better treatments and cures."

Berlin explained that the majority of the awards granted by the Lung Association support trainees and/or junior investigators early in their careers. This helps ensure long-term commitments to lung disease research and helps to maintain an adequate supply of scientists dedicated specifically to lung disease.

For more information on the 2012-2013 award and grant program offerings, or to learn more about the Lung Association's Research Program, visit

Applications for the Nationwide Awards and Grants Research Program must be submitted on proposalCENTRAL by October 20, 2011. Three papers copies of the applications are also required to be sent to the National Office at 14 Wall Street, Suite 8C, New York, NY 10005. Applications must be postmarked by October 20, 2011. Awards notifications will be sent to applicants in April-May 2012. The award period is from July 1, 2012-June 20, 2013.

# # #

About the American Lung Association in New York

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association in New York is the leading statewide organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the Lung Association, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Seal Holder, or to support our work, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit