The AAF will not be accepting applications for 2018 AAF Scholar Awards.  Read more.

The American Asthma Foundation Research Program is the largest private funder of asthma research, having awarded over $110,000,000 to scientists since 2000. AAF scientists have changed the pace of discovery in asthma research. From their success in revealing the basic mechanisms of asthma, six new drugs have entered clinical testing for asthma, many others are in pre-clinical testing, and scores of new molecular pathways underlying asthma have been revealed. Read more about these advances...

Support for Young Scientists ― AAF Scholar Awards

The AAF Scholars Program is devoted entirely to early- to mid-career investigators. Awards of up to $450,000 each will go to investigators in the U.S. who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment. We offer scientists the challenge, freedom and funding to pursue new ideas, without preliminary data. This is an exceptional opportunity for creativity, with the potential to significantly impact human health. Details.

Support for Scientists from Every Field

We fund innovative research by outstanding investigators from all fields that might impact asthma. Our goal is to understand the pathophysiology of asthma in order to define new targets for therapy. Most of our awardees are studying asthma for the first time, bringing expertise and perspectives from a broad range of areas, including genetics, cell signaling, metabolism, crystallography, biochemistry, pharmacology and neurobiology, among others. The current awardees gather every May in San Francisco to share their discoveries.