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).


One award of up to $20,000. No more than 10% of the awarded amount can be used to support the salary of investigators. Travel costs (please note presentation requirement when considering Travel costs) and publication charges will be limited to $1000 each. If portions of the proposal depend on IRB approval money may be withheld pending IRB approval.

The Research Committee will assign one member to serve as a Liaison who will follow up with the awardee and one possible additional mentor depending on the applicants mentorship needs (below).  

The Awardee will be required to present at the AABIP Annual Conference ($1000 of the award may be used for travel to the meeting if additional funding is not available). Progress updates at the other research symposia at ATS/Chest may also be requested. The AABIP encourages the recipient to submit their work / manuscript for publication to the 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. Regardless, the publication should mention the funding source as the AABIP.

Additional documentation may be required including but not limited to Investigation Review Board (IRB) approval, 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.


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.  Preference will be given to individuals who are within 5 years of the end of formalized training. Applicants should be members in good standing of the AABIP.


  • Interim Progress Report at 6 months (1 page)
  • Final Progress Report at 1 year (3 page)


One of the overarching goals of the AABIP is to foster the careers of junior investigators.  The AABIP recognizes that individuals need mentorship throughout their careers and that different mentors have different expertise.  To that end, this grant award includes a mentorship component.

  • Junior investigators will be assigned at least one mentor based on the assessment of the awardee and the Research Committee
  • The investigator and mentor will submit a 1 page (max) outline of the goals of mentorship and a timeline for meetings.  The goal is to address a specific need of the awardee that is not available at their home institution (e.g. statistical analysis for a time-to-event endpoint, content expertise for photodynamic therapy, etc) in a manner that is time efficient for both parties.  


Applications should follow an NIH style format. The background, preliminary data, specific aims and research design is limited to 3 pages. In addition, a CV for each investigator should be submitted and a letter of support from the applicant’s mentor. The application must be submitted following the steps below. The deadline for application submission is 11:59 PM ET February 28th 2019. A scientific review of the submitted applications and the results of the funding decisions will be sent to applicants by April 19, 2019. Release of funding will be July 1st, 2019.

For inquiries and general questions please contact Matthew Kinsey, MD, MPH: Director of Interventional Pulmonology – Matt.Kinsey@uvmhealth.org

General Information

Please read instructions for submission carefully, as our grant application format has changed. Failure to follow instructions may result in administrative withdrawal of the application.

Upload required forms (listed to your right) by clicking the “Submit Forms” button. This will take you to the “2019 RFA Funding Application” Drobbox. You will be able to chose your files and upload them directly. Please be sure to name each file with your full name and upload as a PDF.

For assistance with the application process, please contact the AABIP. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

Required Forms

∙ 3 pages total (not including references):
Specific Aims (1 page)
Background (<½ page)
Hypothesis (4-5 lines)
Innovation (4-5 lines)
Approach (1.5 pages): must include limitations, future application, and timeline for completion).  All proposals should include a statistical section. Should address additional need for mentoring and how the data generated from this proposal will lead to further grant applications, funding (industry, etc), and/or publication.
∙ CVs for all key personnel
∙ Budget and justification (NIH format)
∙ Letter of support from applicants mentor


Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 PM ET February 28th 2019.


Once you have completed the forms, submit in PDF format.