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British Lung Foundation: Women and Asthma funding call

  Thursday, 10 Feb 2022 | Funding Deadline

Asthma has a disproportionate effect on women. Globally, the incidence of asthma, the frequency of asthma attacks and asthma mortality rates are higher in women than men.

The ambition of the ‘Women and asthma’ funding call is:

  • To increase our understanding of how sex hormones regulate asthma, which in turn may lead to the identification of pathways to be targeted by new therapeutic drugs and help to achieve better outcomes for the millions of women affected by asthma.
  • To encourage researchers from respiratory and other relevant disciplines (e.g. endocrinology, immunology, epidemiology or data science) to experiment with novel concepts and high-risk projects that have the potential to further our knowledge in the links between sex hormones and asthma.
  • To fund the re-analysis of existing datasets by sex to establish new correlations between sex and asthma.
  • To invest in an academic leader to drive forward the major research gaps in sex hormones and asthma.


Applications in this round are invited for the following award types:

  • Project grants - Up to £300K, for up to 3 years
  • Pump-priming grants - Up to £80K, for up to 18 months
  • Awards for re-analysis of existing datasets by sex - Up to £100K, for up to 2 years
  • Professorial Chair awards - Up to £400K, for up to 5 years


Deadline for proposals: 10 February 2022

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