Lung Foundation Australia - Ivan Cash

Grant in Aid for 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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The Lung Foundation Australia – Ivan Cash Grant in Aid for IPF Research was established in 2008 with funds from a generous bequest from the Cash family. 

Lung Foundation Australia is pleased to invite applications from early career researchers (ECRs) for the 2021 Lung Foundation Australia – Ivan Cash Grant in Aid for IPF Research. 

Valued at $5,000 (+ GST) awarded funds may be used as a contribution towards a research project in IPF. The research can relate to any aspect of IPF diagnosis or management however the Applicant is required to collaborate with the Australian IPF Registry (AIPFR) Steering Committee to undertake and publish a focused analysis of part of the collected dataset of the AIPFR. The Steering Committee will provide support to the successful Applicant to enable the completion of the required research and analysis. 



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 respiratory 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. 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

The following conditions apply to this award:

4. The Lung Foundation Australia – Ivan Cash Grant in Aid for IPF Research is subject to the terms and conditions of the Lung Foundation Australia Research Grant Policy. 

5. The duration of the Lung Foundation Australia – Ivan Cash Grant in Aid for IPF Research is twelve (12) calendar months from the date of commencement. 

6. 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). 

7. If the Grant is not taken up within twelve (12) calendar months the Award will be forfeited. 

Application Assessment

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



Demonstrated interest in the area of IPF research and research track record of Supervisor


Feasibility of project, including budget


Scientific merit including appropriateness of methods


Anticipated impact of project on relevant field and patient outcomes




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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


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