Asthma Canada / CAAIF Graduate Student Awards

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


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Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 21st, April 2021

External Deadline: Monday 26th, April 2021


The objective of the Asthma Canada/CAAIF Graduate Student Awards is to create value-added opportunities for the training, education and professional development of graduate students, to ensure continued improvement of asthma treatments and progress towards finding a cure for asthma.

About the Sponsors

Asthma Canada is the only national, volunteer-driven charity, solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life for people living with asthma and respiratory allergies. For more than 45 years, Asthma Canada has proudly served as the national voice for Canadians living with asthma. We empower patients with evidence-based information, education programs and support asthma research in Canada. Our vision at Asthma Canada is a future without asthma.

The Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 whose mission is to invest in research leading to new and better treatments that improve the lives of Canadians living with allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases. CAAIF has funded over two million dollars in research grants and fellowships. Our vision is the prevention, optimal treatment, and ultimatly cure for Canadians living with allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases.

Value of Training Awards

Asthma Canada and CAAIF will jointly fund the top-ranking candidates. A minimum of one award for the Asthma Canada/CAAIF Enhorning Graduate Student Research Award in Early-onset Asthma for $20,000 and a minimum of one award for the Asthma Canada/CAAIF Bastable-Potts Graduate Student Research Award in Late-onset Asthma for $20,000.

Previous recipients of the Award may reapply for a second year of funding although priority will be given to new applicants.



  • Research projects must contribute to an improved understanding of the mechanisms and/or treatment, management or cure of early-onset asthma (18 years or younger) or late-onset asthma (over 18 years).
  • Applicants must be full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in Canada as of January 2021.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents

Evaluation Process

Grant applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers including both scientific and clinical experts in the field of asthma. Only projects meeting full scientific standards and with a primary focus on asthma will be considered for funding.

In line with the grant’s objective, eligible applications will then be ranked based on:

  • potential contribution to improving Canada’s overall capacity in the field of asthma research
  • applicant’s CV (taking into consideration the level of training)
  • specific relevance and potential importance of project to early-onset or late-onset asthma
  • quality of the training environment
  • ability to achieve proposed research objectives within the time frame
  • 2
  • $20,000
  2. $40,000

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation

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Last modified: March 18, 2021