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2016 AAF Scholar Awards

The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) supports highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. They wish to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma, and most AAF Scholars are studying asthma for the first time. All grants will be to investigators who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment.

AWARD AMOUNT:  Up to $450,000 ($150,000 per year for up to 3 years.)  Funds for institutional overhead are not provided.


START DATE:  June 1, 2016


  • Scientists at non-profit research institutions in the U.S. from any relevant field are eligible.
  • Applicants must be within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment
    (i.e.,  appointed on or after December 1, 2005).
  • Applicants should have an independent research program, with national-level, independent funding.

ORGANIZATION:  The American Asthma Foundation is the largest private funder of asthma-related research, having awarded over $100 million to scientists since 2000.

MISSION: The AAF's mission is to improve treatments for, prevent and find a cure for asthma by developing important new pathways of investigation in basic research regarding asthma.

REVIEW CRITERIA:  Innovation, research proposal, relevance to asthma, investigator

NOTE:  The application is short (maximum 7 pages).  Preliminary data are not required.



Valerie Dougherty, Program Manager

William Seaman, M.D., Research Director

American Asthma Foundation

500 Parnassus Ave, MU-W416

San Francisco, CA  94143

(415) 514-0730


Kelsey Bennett