American Asthma Foundation: 2016 AAF Scholar Awards

The 2016 American Asthma Foundation Scholar Awards support highly innovative research from investigators across the broad spectrum of science, including chemists, physicists and engineers. The awards seek to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma; most AAF Scholars are studying asthma for the first time. Award funding is up to $450,000 over three (3) years. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

American Asthma Foundation: 2016 AAF Scholar Awards
http://www.americanasthmafoundation.org

The 2016 American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Awards support highly innovative research from investigators across the broad spectrum of science, including chemists, physicists and engineers. The awards seek to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma; most AAF Scholars are studying asthma for the first time. Scientists already investigating asthma are eligible to apply, but they must be proposing work that is a clear departure from their current research program. Applicants must be within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment. Preliminary data is not required.

Recent awards are summarized at http://americanasthmafoundation.org/awards_page/2015. Robert Tarran, PhD, associate professor of cell biology and physiology, received a 2014 AAF Scholar Award.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015. Application guidelines can be found here: http://www.americanasthmafoundation.org/funding-2016. The AAF also seeks recommendations of potential faculty candidates. To recommend a candidate, please go to the guideline link (provided above) and choose “Recommend a colleague to us” at the bottom of the page.


The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email
cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.3423. 

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