We're Investing $1 Million in Respiratory Research!


When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. That’s why two of Saskatchewan’s leading health research funding organizations are looking to the future with a long-term investment of $1 million over five years.

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and The Lung Association, Saskatchewan (LAS) have built a strong relationship over the years with a common objective of supporting health research in Saskatchewan.

This new investment will be dedicated to furthering health research in the areas of Indigenous people’s health, respiratory disease control and management, patient-caregiver education, cannabis, sleep apnea and other areas related to lung health.

Visit to find co-funded projects administered through SHRF's Collaborative Innovation Development Grant and Inspire Grant programs.

Research - One Breath Closer to a Healthier Tomorrow!

There's no question that research is our greatest defense against lung disease, as well as our greatest tool to save lives. The innovative, cutting-edge research that takes place right here in Saskatchewan has been a mainstay of the Lung Association movement since we opened our doors over 100 years ago as the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League. You have come to know and trust The Lung Association as the premier source of lung health information for our province. All of our quality educational materials, programs, services, and treatment guidelines are based on current, evidence-based research.

Dedicating funding to research allows us to recruit and retain the best and brightest to conduct research in Saskatchewan and provides protected time for research initiatives. Our world class researchers showcase Saskatchewan research on the national and international stage as published authors, guest lecturers, and conference presenters. They are partners, collaborators, and key decision makers regarding lung health in our great province!

Read more about our Saskatchewan researchers.

Research projects fall into four categories:

  • Professorship Program - designed to recruit the best and the brightest to Saskatchewan through a research stipend that allows them to devote time to lung research.
  • Fellowships - to provide post-doctoral students with funding for research training in Saskatchewan institutions.
  • Research grants - to help medical professionals conduct project-specific research, such as immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic lung diseases like tuberculosis.
  • Other programs - like visiting professorships, training grants, national research projects coordinated from Saskatchewan, TB control projects, patient education programs and continuing professional education.​

Page Last Updated: 03/03/2020