Lung Foundation Australia - Lizotte Family

Grant in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research 2021

Deadline for applications: 5pm AEST 13th October 2020

Applications submitted after the submission date will not be accepted.

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Through proceeds from the Breath of Life Music Festivals, the Lung Foundation Australia - Lizotte Family IPF Research Grant was established to honour the contributions of the Lizotte Family, who after experiencing the loss of a family member as a result of IPF, have worked tirelessly through their involvement with the Breathe of Life Music Festival to raise much needed funds for research and to raise awareness about IPF and respiratory disease.

Lung Foundation Australia is pleased to invite applications from early career researchers (ECRs) for the 2021 Lung Foundation Australia - Lizotte Family Grant in IPF Research. Valued at $5,000 (+ GST) awarded funds may be used as a contribution towards IPF related research, including pilot projects and/or exploration of novel concepts.


  1. This Grant in Aid is open to early career researchers (ECRs) who are undertaking or have completed advanced training in any health or science discipline or ECRs who have graduated with a higher degree in an area directly related to IPF research within the last five (5) years of the closing date for this application.
  2. Applications from ECRs must be supported by a senior investigator (Supervisor) with a strong track research record in IPF research.
  3. Grant applicants must be a member of Lung Foundation Australia (Health Professional Category) and a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand. Evidence of membership is required as part of the Grant application.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The Lung Foundation Australia - Lizotte Family Grant in IPF Research is subject to the terms and conditions of the Lung Foundation Australia Research Grants and Awards Policy
  2. The duration of the Lung Foundation Australia - Lizotte Family Grant in IPF Research is twelve (12) calendar months from the date of commencement.
  3. Grant funds (the Award) are paid upon notice of commencement of the research project (75% total Award value) and upon submission of the final reporting milestone (25% of total Award value).
  4. If the Grant is not taken up within twelve (12) calendar months the Award will be forfeited.
  5. Should the recipient seek to use Australian IPF Registry data in their project, they may be asked to meet the representative/s of the Australian IPF Registry to discuss to determine whether there is a requirement for payment for access to Registry data in part or in full. This will depend on the scope of the proposed project and any access to additional funding.

Application Assessment

Applications will be assessed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Research SubCommittee using the following criterion:



Demonstrated interest in the area of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Supervisor research track record


Feasibility of project, including budget


Scientific merit including appropriateness of methods


Anticipated impact of project on relevant field and patient outcomes






1 September 2020

Open to application

13 October 2020 5pm (AEDST)

Applications closed

11- 18 December 2020

Notification period

All applicants will be advised of the outcome by email

Please note that notification may be delayed if the review process being undertaken exceeds estimated time frame

May 2021

Public awarding during TSANZ’s Annual Scientific Meeting


For application preparation enquiries:

Attention of General Manager Clinical Programs, Research & Innovation, Lung Foundation Australia

For application submission / post-submission enquiries:

Attention of TSANZ Awards Coordinator


I have not been a full, or part-time employee of, or paid consultant to, nor do I have any real or perceived, direct or indirect links to the tobacco industry in the past five years.
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