Funding Research Ideas That Inspire - 2018 Research Funding Opportunity

Greater success in research is achieved when we work together to find solutions to the challenges facing Saskatchewan people. That is why the Lung Association of Saskatchewan (LAS) and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) have partnered to fund research grants throughout Saskatchewan in support of the new Respiratory Research Center (RRC) with the shared goal of “discovery for healthy breathing”. The RRC aims to reduce risk, discover cures, save lives and improve quality of life for all Canadians.

This funding opportunity aims to breathe life into ideas that inspire by funding inter-disciplinary teams doing human health and translational research projects with the aim of applying that knowledge for the benefit of patients.

These teams may request up to $25,000 in funding to complete one-year research projects that position them for success in obtaining further funding for their ideas. Together SHRF and LAS have $100,000 available for the Inspire grant competition, which is enough to fund at least four collaborative teams with ideas that will inspire innovation in the area of respiratory health.

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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!

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.

Medical professionals can apply for research funding.

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Page Last Updated: 06/05/2019