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Uniting Against Lung Cancer announces funding opportunities for lung cancer research

Published: June 4th, 2012

Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC) has issued a Request for Proposals for lung cancer research with the goal of improving treatments and finding a cure. Last year, UALC funded over $1 million in research and looks forward to increasing support for research in 2013.

The Foundation is prioritizing novel ideas with potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, and has placed high priority on funding research that has a clear path to impacting patient care. UALC funding is intended primarily as seed money for promising and potentially transformative new projects, providing support for research that would otherwise go un-funded.

UALC is also dedicated to bringing new researchers into the field of lung cancer. In addition to funding the highest quality science, the Foundation has prioritized providing start-up funds for early-career investigators to build the foundation for a lung cancer research program. Investigators at all levels will be funded and are encouraged to apply.

Each award is for up to $100,000 to be paid over two years. The UALC Medical Committee, comprised of the nation’s leading lung cancer specialists, will recommend the most promising projects for funding.

Applications must be received by August 15, 2012 and must be completed using the online submission system. Visit For more information, please call (212) 627-5500 x 209.

Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC), a 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered in New York, is dedicated to finding a cure for lung cancer by providing funding for innovative research, and to raising awareness of the nation’s #1 cancer killer. For more information, please visit