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April 04 , 2019

The Canadian Lung Association (CLA) is pleased to launch the request for applications for 2019 for the Lung Association Breathing as One Allied Health Research Grant.

Eligibility requirements for applicants have been broadened and awards are now open to members and non-members of CTS and CRHP who are conducting lung research that aligns with the Lung Association mandate and a respiratory health professional from a recognized clinically based discipline (e.g., registered nurse, nurse practitioner; physiotherapist; respiratory therapist; pharmacist; cardio-pulmonary technologist; polysomnographic technologist; kinesiologist; dietician; occupational therapist; social worker; or psychologist) (MDs are not eligible for Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grant support as a Principal Investigator). Information and policies are provided in the submission guidelines.

The research awards program of the Lung Association was established in 1959. It is financed through donations to the provincial lung associations across Canada. Where possible, the Lung Association partners with outside organizations to match and/or leverage available funding. Based on the success of this approach and to significantly increase the number of outstanding applicants who will receive funding, we are excited to announce that beginning in 2019, CLA research awards are awarded contingent upon the awardee securing matching funds. The formula for matching is award-dependent, as described in the funding sections of the submission guidelines. There are a number of options for applicants to pursue matching funds as these may be contributed by a number of sources, including the trainee supervisor, host institution, Provincial Lung Association, and/or a research partner. Applicants are required to identify matching funds sources and are encouraged to reach out to their host institution, as well as other funding organizations, including provincial lung associations to determine whether they will participate in matching funds using their provincial Breathing as One funds or other available resources.

The objective of the Breathing as One: Allied Health Grant is to promote research in areas that contribute to the field of respiratory health in Canada. Studies should include research related to an applied or clinical question using quantitative or qualitative methodologies. The study may include a basic science component but the primary research questions must be applied or clinically focused.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grant the applicant must be:

 a) A Canadian citizen, permanent Canadian resident or landed immigrant. These awards are normally held at Canadian institutions.

 b) A respiratory health professional from a recognized clinically based discipline (e.g., registered nurse, nurse practitioner; physiotherapist; respiratory therapist; pharmacist; cardio-pulmonary technologist; polysomnographic technologist; kinesiologist; dietician; occupational therapist; social worker; or psychologist) (MDs are not eligible for Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grant support as a Principal Investigator).

 c) Affiliated with a health care organization, an educational institution or any other Canadian institution that can manage funds in the approved way.

 d) Pursuing a research study with respiratory health as the major focus.

 e) Individuals who currently hold and/or are being supervised by individuals holding funding from tobacco and/or cannabis industry are not eligible.

 f) Able to secure matching funds for the one (1) year duration of the award (see section funding section in the guidelines for formula). The applicant must include within their application a signed letter guaranteeing the matching funds for the duration of the award.

Apply for Funding

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

1. Register:

 Applicants must register at: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/bao-allied-health-grant-competition-2019-registration by May 1, 2019 by 3:30pm EST. Applicants are required to provide the names of the Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, co-investigator(s), supervisor(s), three (3) suggested reviewers, the project title, keywords, and a maximum (one) 1 page abstract of your research project.

2. Submit Application:

Upload one (1) electronic copy of the application to: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/bao-allied-health-grant-competition-2019-application by May 17, 2019 by 3:30pm EST. The electronic copy must include a completed copy of the application form with signatures and all the relevant documents.

To apply, please see the following documents:

For more information, please click here. Any allied health professionals seeking assistance in developing their grant proposal are welcome to contact the CHRC's Research Development Coordinator, Elise Kammerer, at researchprojects@covenanthealth.ca.

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