Innovative Grants Program

Nina Ireland Program for Lung Health: Call for Grant Applications

The NIPLH is seeking proposals for innovative research, clinical program development and medical education in pulmonary medicine. Proposals likely to have the most impact will be funded for 1–2 years (further details in attachment) . In addition to high quality of science and innovative approaches, other key components of impact include projects likely to lead to extramural funding for which there is no alternative source of seed funding available. The 2022 Request for Application (RFA) will consider any topic in Pulmonary medicine, however projects related to the underserved and health disparities, locally and globally, will merit special consideration. View the attached guide for details, applicant requirements and instructions. Deadline: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

For questions regarding this application, please e-mail Matthew Lau at [email protected]. Application guide and form are attached at the bottom.


Applicant Requirements

Research proposals:

UCSF Assistant Professors and fellows in training (ACGME Year 3 or higher) are eligible to apply. Regarding fellows, the proposal should be clearly and distinctly different than the investigations of their mentors.

Clinical program development and medical education proposals:

All UCSF Pulmonary Division faculty and fellows are eligible to apply.

All Proposals:

Applicants will not be eligible for the 2022 NIPLH grants if they have an on-going NIPLH grant that would overlap with a 2022 award.   

Partnerships between and among faculty are encouraged, as are applications or collaborations from non-pulmonary investigators whose work would impact lung health and disease. Proposals can include collaborations with non-UCSF investigators.

All grantees will be expected to present their work at one of the weekly UCSF pulmonary research conferences.


Application Process

Applications must be submitted by November 9th, 2021

The core application must be no more than two pages exclusive of biosketches and budget justification.


For questions regarding this application, please e-mail Matthew Lau at [email protected].


NIPLH Director:

Jeffrey Golden at [email protected]

NIPLH Executive Advisory Board:

Esteban Burchard at [email protected]

Carolyn Calfee at [email protected]

Hal Chapman at [email protected]

Stephanie Christenson at [email protected]

James Frank at [email protected]

Brian Graham at [email protected]

Antonio Gomez at [email protected]

Akiko Hata at [email protected]

Steve Hays at [email protected]

Laurence Huang at [email protected]

Meshell Johnson at [email protected]

Lorriana Leard at [email protected]

Michael Matthay at [email protected]

Rupal Shah at [email protected]

Dean Sheppard at [email protected]

Priya Shete at [email protected]

Neeta Thakur at [email protected]

Paul Wolters at [email protected]

Prescott Woodruff at [email protected]



Application Timeline

Application Due November 9, 2021
Grant Selection Notification December 1, 2021
Start Date January 4, 2022
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