IASLC Foundation

Commonly Asked Questions

IASLC Foundation Grant Application FAQ


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1.       How do I know if I am eligible to apply for an award?

Refer to our guidelines listed on our funding opportunities page to confirm you are eligible. Click on the guidelines link next to the award you are applying for and scroll down to find the eligibility criteria.

2.       What are the differences in the awards the IASLC Foundation offers?

IASLC Foundation Fellowship & Young Investigator Awards applications are open October 1. Three candidates for fellowships and three candidates for young investigator are selected representing North America, Asia and Europe are awarded $50,000 USD research funding for one year.

IASLC Foundation partnership grants are typically 2-year postdoctoral fellowships with different monetary awards. Please refer to our funding opportunities page to confirm award details.

3.       Where can I find the general terms and conditions of the award I am applying to?

Please review the general terms and conditions listed on the guidelines link following the award title on our funding opportunities page. The guidelines do not contain the complete Terms and Conditions document. The IASLC Foundation reserves the rights to modify any of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions prior to execution by the applicant and Sponsoring Institution. 

4.       What is the IASLC Foundation review process?

Applications are evaluated by an international scientific review panel, who are members of the IASLC, for their merit, innovation and potential impact on the management of lung cancer.

5.       Can I apply for more than one grant at a time?

Yes, however, you may only accept one award.

6.       Can I reapply for an award if I am not selected?

Yes, as long as you make sure you still fit the eligibility requirements in the award guidelines. 

7.       Are all the grants offered international?

Yes, please review the Guidelines posted on our funding opportunities page to ensure that the specific award you are applying for is international. All IASLC awards are international but some of our partnership grants may be specific to a certain region.

8.       Where does the grant money go once awarded?

Grant funds are paid to the benefit of the individual/Principle Investigator who is awarded, directly to their institution. The award is then administered by his or her affiliated organization/sponsoring institution.

9.       Where do I send my application package once complete?

All applications must be uploaded to the online grants portal. The IASLC Foundation will not accept mailed or emailed applications. 

10.   I am conducting research at a governmental institution (such as the NIH). Can I apply for an award?

Yes, if the institution is a nonprofit academic institution. Individuals doing research at a for-profit organization are not eligible.

11.   Does each application need a different Principle Investigator?

Yes, for each application there must be a different Principle Investigator, as stated in the guidelines.

 12.   To apply I must become an IASLC member, it is sufficient to pay a regular membership?

Most applicants for fellowships fit the criteria for the Fellow Membership which is complimentary. Review the requirements here: https://www.iaslc.org/membership/become-member. The Fellow Membership criteria is listed three sections down from the regular membership. (Scroll through the membership types to find the one that best fits you).

 13.   I am currently enrolled in a PhD program. Can I apply for a Young Investigator Award?

If the PhD program is part of your MD, PhD program, you must provide a letter from your Program Director to confirm the program structure. This letter should be on official letterhead and may be sent as a PDF to foundation@iaslc.org prior to submitting your application. Otherwise, if selected to receive a YIA, you must have completed your PhD before the grant period starts on April 1.

 14.   My medical license is currently inactive. Can I still apply for the Young Investigator Award?

You may apply if you submit a letter from your Program Director stating that you will have a valid medical license to conduct your study by the start of the grant period on April 1.

This letter should be on official letterhead and may be sent as a PDF to foundation@iaslc.org prior to submitting your application.

 15.   What can I do if I need further clarification about the postdoctoral fellowships?

Please email foundation@iaslc.org or call the Foundation staff at 720-598-1952.