The American Asthma Foundation's mission is to improve treatments for, prevent, and find a cure for asthma.


Develop important new pathways of investigation in basic research regarding asthma.


  • Support highly innovative research.
  • Draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma.
  • Support asthma research by excellent investigators who are early in their faculty careers.

Another important objective of the Program is to promote scientific interaction between Awardees.  To facilitate this, Awardees attend the Annual Meeting in May, which promotes scientific exchange among the Awardees as well as experts in the field.