Awards we fund

Asthma + Lung UK currently funds research in line with our Research Strategy through the following types of awards.

These are examples of the types of awards we're able to fund. Please check which awards are available at the launch of each grant round.

Clinical Trials 

Funding is available for up for £500,000 for up to four years to support trials of new treatments, testing either new or existing molecules that are not yet licensed for any indication or are already licensed for other indications. 

Senior Fellowships  

Clinical fellowships are available for up to £250,000 and non-clinical fellowships are available for up to £225,000. Both are up to five years. The aim of these awards is to identify and invest in the next generation of respiratory research scientists.  

PhD Studentships  

Studentships are available for up to £100,000 for up to four years. These provide foundation training in research for graduates.  

PhD bursaries for healthcare professionals 

Bursaries of up to £30,000 over the course of up to three years to support healthcare professionals who have secured a PhD in a respiratory subject, but whose stipend will not cover their living costs.

Project Grants  

Project Grants are available for up to £400,000 for up to three years. These awards enable world-class research to tackle priority challenges in respiratory research.  

Pump-priming Grants  

Small size grants for up to £100,000 (£40,000 for mesothelioma research projects) for up to 18 months are available to kickstart your research. These support proof of concept studies in new or original areas of research.