PFF Scholars


Meet the 2021 PFF Scholars!

Award recipients include:

  • Margaret Freeberg, PhD: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Peter Jackson, MD: Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bhavika Kaul, MD: Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California San Francisco
  • Andrea Oh, MD: Assistant Professor of Radiology at National Jewish Health

PFF Funded Research

The PFF Scholars program engages emerging researchers in the field of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an incurable lung disease. With the goal of advancing research that could translate into successful therapies for PF, the PFF Scholars program is designed to support and enable promising researchers to obtain independent funding and continue their cutting- edge research. Scholars will receive up to $75,000 over a two-year period. 

Interested applicants should review the PFF Research Award Guidelines. The PFF also provides ProposalCentral instructions to ensure proper submission of your application.


Goals of the Program

The primary goal of awarding grants is to support projects that offer a high likelihood of improving the understanding of pulmonary fibrosis in the following areas:

  • Basic Science
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiological Research
  • Health Services Research

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 Review Committee, which is comprised of a wide-ranging group of international experts, administers the peer-review process.

If you have questions about submitting research proposals, contact Zoe Bubany at

You can view more information on the awards and view past recipients.