2015 Funding Opportunity

The American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP) is inviting applications for research awards. Award applications should be related to the study of interventional pulmonology (IP).

FUNDING: One awards of up to $20,000 per year with a possibility of renewal for one more year. No more than 10% of the awarded amount can be used to support the salary of investigators. Travel costs and publication charges will be limited to $1000 each.

APPLICANTS: Applicants should be a permanent resident, or on an appropriate working visa, of the US or Canada. The study supported by AABIP must be carried out in the United States or Canada at an accredited medical institution in the discipline of IP.  Preference will be given to individuals who are within 10 years of the end of formalized training. If the applicant is currently in training the application should clearly outline the mentoring environment of the institution and the qualifications of the mentor supervising the study. Applicants should be members in good standing of the AABIP.  The applicant must submit a study budget and a letter from the department chair and the institutional grants office to show that the institution where research will be carried out has the infrastructure to carry out such research. These items include:

  • Internal Review Board (IRB)
  • Health Information Patient Privacy Act (HIPPA) compliance certificate
  • Federal Wide Assurance Certificate or its number
  • Institutional and personal certificate of Human research compliance
  • Institutional and personal certificate of Animal research compliance (if animal research is part of the application)
  • Financial accountability structure

If the applicant seeks a second year of funding, the AABIP research committee will review the data accumulated in the first half of the study to consider granting another year of funding. These applications will be reviewed with other new and renewal applications for a fair competition. AABIP REQUIRES that the data generated from the study supported 
by it’s funding be presented at the annual AABIP meeting (usually at the post graduate course on the first day of American College of Chest Physicians meeting (ACCP)-CHEST). 
AABIP also REQUIRES the recipient to submit their work / manuscript for publication to Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology). The manuscript will only be published if it is accepted by the journal in accordance with its peer review criteria. The publication should mention the funding source as AABIP. AABIP ENCOURAGES the recipient to present their preliminary or final results at the AABIP research symposium held during ACCP and ATS (American Thoracic Society) meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications should follow an NIH style format. The background, preliminary data, specific aims and research design is limited to 8 pages. In addition, an NIH formatted biosketch for each investigator should be submitted.  The application must be submitted on line through the AABIP website.

DEADLINE: The deadline for application submission is March 15, 2015, 11:59 PM ET.

NOTIFICATION: A scientific review of the submitted applications and the results of the funding decisions will be sent to applicants by March 31st, 2015.

FUNDS RELEASED: Release of funding will be July 1st, 2015.

INSTRUCTIONS: For templates and more detailed instructions go to AABIP Research Site

For inquiries and general questions please contact research committee chairman, Rabih Bechara, MD

Rabih Bechara

Dr. Bechara is Division Director of Pulmonary, Interventional and CCM at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Southeastern in Atlanta, Georgia and Professor of Medicine at Georgia Regents University School of Medicine.

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