PFF Research Fund

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) places enormous importance on creating an environment that will assist in the development of effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

We are developing this environment by directly funding research, promoting advocacy efforts, encouraging collaborative relations between industry and academic researchers, delivering key communications to patients, and developing solutions to bridge existing gaps in PF research.

The I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Awards and the Albert Rose Established Investigator Awards support projects that offer a high likelihood of improving the understanding of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in the following areas: basic science, translational research, clinical medicine/research, and social science/quality of life.

Submitted grants are reviewed by a committee of experts. Applications will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Scientific merit
  • Innovation
  • Responsiveness to the specific goals of each award category.

The Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee, which is comprised of a wide-ranging group of international experts, administers the peer-review process.

For more information on these awards and past recipients, click on links below:

I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Awards

Albert Rose Established Investigator Awards

2018 grant cycle

The 2018 grant cycle is now open. All LOIs and full proposal applications must be submitted through the online portal proposalCENTRAL. Please click here to access the system. 

The PFF is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2018 grant cycle. Once the application window closes, the peer-review process will take place in December and notifications of acceptance to submit a full application will occur in January 2018. Full grant proposals from investigators will be due in March 2018. The Scientific Advisory Committee will then peer-review all full proposals and make final determination of awardees in May 2018. Award recipients will be notified in June 2018 and will be acknowledged in the Fall 2018 Breathe Bulletin, on the PFF website, and on all pertinent materials.

The deadline for LOI submissions are due no later than November 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). All applications are to be submitted through proposalCENTRAL. Please see below for the annual calendar of the PFF grant cycle.

2017 grant cycle

The 2017 grant cycle is now closed

application schedule and deadlines

The annual calendar presented below displays the anticipated events throughout the year. Specific dates will be provided by the PFF each year as a new funding cycle begins.

PFF Grant Cycle:

Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) October
Deadline for Submission of LOIs November
Scientific Advisory Committee review and ranking of LOIs            November - December
Investigator notification of LOI acceptance    January
Full application submission deadline    February
Review of grant applications February - March, April
Investigator notification   May 
Formal announcement of approved grants  May - June
Award funds available July
Annual report due for awards approved in the 
previous calendar year

For further information about the I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator and Albert Rose Established Investigator Awards, and to submit your letter of intent, please visit 

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