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Innovative Grants Program

How to Apply

The NIPLH is seeking submissions for innovative bench or clinically oriented research proposals addressing any of its four thematic areas:

  • Lung Transplantation
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Quality of Life
  • Pulmonary Medicine to the Underserved: Locally and Globally

Proposals will be reviewed for outstanding quality and innovative approaches. Research projects deemed likely to lead to future extramural support will be preferentially ranked. Anticipated funding amounts will range from $50,000 - $80,000 per year per award for one to two years. A two-year grant will be evaluated by a progress report at month 10 of year 01 to qualify for the second year of funding. No overhead is included.

All UCSF faculty, Associate Professor and below, are eligible to apply. Partnerships between and among faculty are encouraged. Submissions from non-pulmonary investigators should include documentation of related experience and content of relevance to NIPLH thematic areas. Proposals can include collaborations with non-UCSF investigators.


The 2015 grants cycle will begin in August 2014.

INFORMATION: More details can be found on the Grant Application Form. Questions may be directed to Marcela Cazares at marcela.cazares@ucsf.edu or Jeffrey Golden, MD, at Jeff.Golden@ucsf.edu.

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