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Grant-in-Aid Awards

Open to both OTS and ORCS members, the Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Award program falls under The Canadian Lung Association’s Provincial Lung Association Grant Awards Program – National Grant Review (NGR). The OTS Research Advisory Committee (RAC) reviews the applications to prioritize grants related to respiratory medicine in Ontario for funding. Funds are distributed annually by The Lung Association – Ontario from its fundraising programs.

RAC coordinates these research activities and provides regular updates on the results of GIAs to Society members and to members of The Lung Association – Ontario.The Lung Association – Ontario is proud of the class of academic excellence currently being supported in Ontario and will strive to carry forward this high level of excellence.

The 2019-2020 Grant-In-Aid competition is now open.

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

  1. Register no later than 4:30pm (PST) on Friday, November 16, 2018.
  2. Submit an electronic application no later than 4:30pm (PST) on Friday, December 7, 2018.

For more details, instructions and the application form, please go to the Canadian Lung Association’s Research webpages here.

Competition results will be communicated to applicants in July 2019.


ORCS Research Grant Guidelines and Application

The objective of this fund is to promote research regarding any field of acute or chronic lung disease. Research may include investigation of any phenomenon pertinent to illness assessment, management, or response of the individual with a respiratory condition. Research may also be aimed at health promotion, education and prevention issues. Studies may use quantitative or qualitative methodologies.

The Lung Association – Ontario is committed to supporting the best respiratory research in Ontario. Established focus areas include:

  • Asthma
  • Air Quality
  • Smoking-related lung disease

Projects in these areas are encouraged. However, the primary criterion for the awarding of research grants shall be the excellence of the research proposal.

Guidelines for ORCS Research Grants (PDF)
ORCS Application Form for Research Grants (Word)

Deadline for applications is February 1.


ORCS Fellowship Awards Guidelines and Application

The objective of the ORCS Fellowship Awards is to permit health-care professionals who are members of the ORCS to pursue graduate study so that they may be better able to contribute to the field of respiratory illness, health care and education. The program should show evidence of a plan to foster theory, research and either a clinical or functional area of specialization.

Studies may include research-related basic, applied or clinical study using quantitative or qualitative methodologies.

Guidelines for ORCS Fellowship Award Applications (PDF)
ORCS Application Form for Fellowship Awards (Word)

Deadline for applications is February 1.