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Apply for a Grant or Fellowship

The Ontario Lung Association (OLA) is extremely pleased to be able to offer a suite of funding opportunities to our Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) and/or Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) members.

These awards are intended to enable Ontario physicians, basic or clinical scientists and professionals in the health disciplines who are working in the area of respiratory medicine to pursue academic research and study in lung disease.

Friday November 15, 2019 by 4:00pm EST

Deadline to complete the Registration Form (Intent to Apply)

The link for the registration form is available here.

Applicants will be required to:

  1. Provide the name of the Principal Applicant and any co-applicants where applicable
  2. Identify the type of award they will apply for
  3. Provide the name of the institution where the research, study or conference will take place
  4. Provide the project title, program of study or purpose of the conference
  5. Provide an abstract or an essay describing how the funding will be used/purpose of the research, whichever is applicable
  6. List the keywords that describe the research, study or conference
  7. Indicate whether they can potentially be available in-person to receive their award at the Breathe! Bash on the evening of Wednesday March 25, 2020.
  8. For applicants to the OLA BaO Young Investigators Research award ONLY – Upload a “Letter of Nomination”

Monday December 16, 2019 by 4:00pm EST

Deadline to Submit the Full Application

Specific guidelines, template forms and application links for each type of award will be available in the award descriptions below as they become available.

Applications received from those who did not register their intent to apply by November 15 will not be reviewed.

Spring 2020

Funding announcements

OLA will officially announce some or all of the awards at the Breathe! Bash scheduled for the evening of Wednesday March 25, 2020. Though attendance by successful applicants is not mandatory in most cases*, OLA would love to see you there.

*Attendance at the Breathe! Bash is mandatory for the finalists in the OLA BaO Breathing Breakthrough Challenge Research Award competition.

The following funding opportunities with be available for the 2020-2021 cycle:

Team Breathe Awards (Grants-in-Aid of Basic Science or Clinical Research)

  • Value and number of awards given will be based on available pool of funding and number of applications received to a maximum of $50,000
  • Grant-in-aid (GIA) funding to Ontario-based researchers in any area relevant to respiratory medicine
  • Open only to Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) and Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) members
  • Please click here to see the OLA Team Breathe Award Application Guidelines. Templates for the necessary supporting documents and the link to the full electronic application will be posted here shortly

 

ORCS Research Grant and Fellowship Awards

  • Value and number of awards given will be based on available pool of funding and number of applications received
  • One grant funding opportunity is available to researchers investigating any phenomenon pertinent to illness assessment, management, or response of the individual with a respiratory condition with projects in the areas of asthma, air quality or smoke-related lung disease encouraged
  • One grant funding opportunity is available to researchers investigating any phenomenon aimed at health promotion, education and prevention issues with projects in the areas of asthma, air quality or smoke-related lung disease encouraged
  • One fellowship funding opportunity is available to students pursuing graduate studies in the field of respiratory illness, healthcare and education with a plan to foster theory and research in either a clinical or functional area of specialization
  • Open only to Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) members
  • Please click here to see the OLA ORCS Research Grant Application Guidelines and here to see the OLA ORCS Fellowship Award Application Guidelines. Templates for the necessary supporting documents and the link to the full electronic application will be posted here shortly

 

Breathing as One Awards – New!

Breathing Breakthrough Challenge Research Award

Kayla Baker OLA Staff & Volunteer Pediatric Research Award

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Research Award

Young Investigator Research Award

  • 10 research awards available for 2020 with a value of $15,000 each (with 1:1 matching by the nominating institution) for 1 year
  • Maximum of one award per Ontario-based university/institution
  • Focus of these awards is to provide investigators, early in their careers, with the support needed to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research of relevance to respiratory health
  • Open only to applicants recommended by their institutions as having accomplished a significant and innovative piece of work since their initial academic appointment
  • Please click here to see the OLA BaO Young Investigator Research Award Application Guidelines. Templates for the necessary supporting documents and the link to the full electronic application will be posted here shortly.

Health Disciplines Training Bursary Award

  • Total of 15 bursary awards available for 2020 with a value of $2,500 each
  • Maximum of one award per Ontario-based university/institution
  • Focus of these awards is to support health discipline professionals in presenting at national and international conferences and/or taking advantage of relevant training opportunities
  • Open only to those in the Health Disciplines
  • Please click here to see the OLA BaO Health Disciplines Training Bursary Award Application Guidelines. Templates for the necessary supporting documents and the link to the full electronic application will be posted here shortly.

 

General Eligibility Criteria*:

  1. Applications will be considered for research proposals that are directly relevant to human respiratory health problems.
  2. Applications deemed outside the respiratory field will be eliminated from the selection process.
  3. Applicants can only submit one application per award per year.
  4. Applicants can only hold one new award per year.
  5. Individuals who currently hold funding from the tobacco industry are not eligible.
  6. Applicants must agree to acknowledge the Ontario Lung Association (OLA) in dissemination of research supported by these initiatives.
  7. Applicants must agree to allow notification of the award on OLA’s website and in society publications (Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) and Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS).
  8. Applicants must agree to be available for fundraising and awareness campaigns (in videos, photos and text articles) related to the benefits of receiving research funding through OLA and that OLA will thereafter reserve the right to use the applicant’s likeness to promote the benefits of receiving research funding through OLA.

*Applicants will be required to meet additional criteria as they pertain to particular awards which will be specified in the relevant “Guidelines for Application”. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is eligible and complete.