Grant Opportunities

IN-CYCLE GRANT OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION

Letter of Intent

The first step in the process of a grant application to The LAM Foundation is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The submission of an LOI is required for each grant category. An applicant must submit an LOI in order to submit a grant application.

Application Timeline for In-Cycle Grants

With the exception of Travel Grants, The LAM Foundation requires all applicants to submit their LOI using the online application form available at our grant website (Foundant Technologies - Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM)).

The LOI must be submitted on GLM by June 15,2017 at 11:59pm CDT.

Note: Applicants must create a profile and be logged in to GLM in order to access The LAM Foundation’s LOI Form. To aid applicants in navigating our online grant system, we offer an 11-minute video tutorial by clicking here.

Inquiries or technical issues regarding GLM and the online application process should be directed to GLM’S customer support:
Toll Free Phone: 877-297-0043 option #2
Email: support@foundant.com

Collaboration with Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance in Research Funding

The LAM Foundation has historically collaborated with the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to fund projects that fulfill the research mission of both organizations. You will be asked if you have or will be submitting your project to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance for funding in this grant cycle.

Grant Application

If your LOI is approved, The LAM Foundation will invite you to submit a full grant application. Please note that a LOI must be submitted, reviewed and approved prior to submitting a grant application.

Click the following link for information and instructions regarding the submission of a grant application.

For information about The LAM Foundation’s in-cycle grant application process or requirements, please contact Judy Sheridan, Grant and Research Manager at jsheridan@thelamfoundation.org.


In-Cycle Research Grant Categories:

Pilot and Feasibility Grantplus

Funding Level:Maximum of $50,000 may be requested.
Period:Up to 1 year of support is available.

The objective of this grant is to provide funds to encourage the development and testing of new hypotheses and/or new methods in research areas relevant to LAM. Proposed work must be hypothesis generating or hypothesis testing, reflecting innovative approaches to important questions in LAM research or development of novel methods, and providing sufficient preliminary data to justify the Foundation’s support. Results from Pilot and Feasibility Grants should lead to the submission of applications for funding from other agencies (i.e. NIH). At the conclusion of the funding term, applicants are expected to apply for further funding by other mechanisms or from outside agencies. The award is not intended to support continuation of programs begun under other granting mechanisms.

Career Development Research Grantplus

Funding Level: Maximum of $60,000 per year may be requested.
Period: Up to 3 years of support is available. Any funds remaining at the end of each year must be returned to the Foundation unless outlined in your originally submitted project budget or given prior approval.

The objective of this grant is to provide support for postdoctoral research fellows who are starting their research careers and are working in the laboratories of established researchers or conducting research with the mentorship of established researchers. In addition, this grant category is intended to provide support for postdoctoral research fellows or investigators with less than three years in an faculty position who intend to pursue a career in LAM research. Applications will be accepted from candidates holding an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degrees who are interested in conducting basic science, clinical research related to LAM. Applicants must indicate a commitment to LAM-related research by focusing 50% of their time to LAM in research or clinical practice. More than 50% of funds must be used for salary support. The balance of the funds may be used for fringe benefits, supplies or animal costs. No overhead or indirect costs are provided.

Established Investigator Research Grantplus

Funding Level: Maximum of $50,000 per year may be requested.
Period: Up to 3 years. This award may be condensed to two years should the investigator request it. Any funds remaining at the end of each year must be returned to the Foundation unless outlined in your originally submitted project budget or given prior approval.

The objective of this grant is to provide funds to faculty level investigators for technician support and supplies to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic biology of LAM expression, and the pathogenesis/management of LAM. In addition, consideration will be given to those projects that provide insight into the development of information that may contribute to new therapies for LAM. All proposals must be hypothesis generating or hypothesis testing and provide sufficient preliminary data to justify The LAM Foundation’s support.

Travel Grantplus

Funding Level: $1,000

The LAM Foundation sends out a “Call for Abstracts” prior to certain LAM International Research Conferences. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference organizers and members of the Scientific Advisory Board. Platform Presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts based on scientific merit and thematic considerations. A travel grant will be awarded to those selected as Platform Presenters. Notification of acceptance and selection for presentation will be issued to the submitting author via email. This will provide time for presenters to register for the conference and allow travel grant awardees to make airline reservations at least 3 weeks in advance.



OUT-OF-CYCLE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

The LAM Foundation also considers proposals for clinical trials, bridge funding and other special projects.

Please contact Judy Sheridan, Grants and Research Manager, at jsheridan@thelamfoundation.org for information about the Foundation's out-of-cycle grant opportunities.