Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $150K USD PA FOR 3 YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Feb 02, 2011
Sponsor's: Feb 09, 2011

Subject Areas: Asthma

Qualified Investigators will have already established an independent research program. They will usually hold a full-time academic appointment as an Assistant Professor, early Associate Professor, or the equivalent, and will have national-level, independent funding. Early Excellence Awards are not intended as start-up funds for investigators at the outset of their careers. Rather, they are intended to support investigators who have demonstrated exceptional early accomplishment as independent investigators, permitting the expansion of their work into the field of asthma.

In supporting basic research, the Program seeks to break new ground. To this end, it is particularly interested in attracting investigators from outside the field to apply their expertise to the study of asthma. Prior research in asthma is not required. Investigators from within the field are eligible for awards, but they must demonstrate that their proposed work represents a departure from their current and past research. Because the Program seeks to develop new paths in asthma research, innovation and risk are strongly encouraged.

Application Details:

The proposed work should be directed towards uncovering basic mechanisms in the pathogenesis of asthma. We wish to support work from a broad range of investigative fields. Studies may involve laboratory or clinical investigation, including genetic and epidemiological studies, but the Foundation will not sponsor therapeutic trials. Studies involving human materials must be approved and governed by the sponsoring institution.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Applications that arrive at the Research Program office after the deadline, or without the required institutional signature, will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified of this by email. This deadline applies to the paper copies and electronic submission. The application must be submitted both in paper copy and uploaded as a PDF on Agency's website. Both the electronic copy and the paper copies must be received by the AAF Research Program office before the deadline. Applications will not be accepted by fax or email. Submit the original plus 5 single-sided copies (total 6) of the required materials (items a.?i. above). Secure the original with a binder clip. The 5 copies should be stapled as individual packets (do not use binder clips or paper clips for the copies).


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

AAF Research Program
Box 0509, UCSF
San Francisco, California, United States
415 514-0730