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, transnational 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 Research 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

2015 grant cycle

The call for letters of intent (LOI) for the 2015 grant cycle is now closed. The LOI review process will take place in December and notifications of acceptance to submit a full application will occur in January 2015. Full grant proposals from investigators will be due in February 2015. The Research Advisory Committee will then peer-review all applications and make final determination of awardees in May 2015. Award recipients will be notified in June 2015 and will be acknowledged in the Fall 2015 Breathe Bulletin, on the PFF website, and on all pertinent and print communications and/or materials.

Please see below for the annual calendar of the PFF grant cycle.

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
Research 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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