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2024 IASLC Committee Projects - Request for Proposals (RFP) 

The IASLC invites applications for IASLC Committee Project funding. Read below for more information.

Overview The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Board of Directors may allocate funds at their discretion to support IASLC Committee Projects.  These funds are intended to support the work of the IASLC Committees in carrying out the IASLC’s Strategic Plan with the ultimate goal of conquering thoracic cancers in the 21st century. IASLC projects should be multidisciplinary and global in scope. For the May 2024 funding cycle, up to $450,000 of funds have been dedicated to support committee projects and will be awarded through this funding mechanism.  
2024 Funding & Priority Areas

For the 2024 Committee Project Request for Proposals (RFP), the following guidelines apply: 

  • Only IASLC Committees may submit proposals 
  • Proposals may be submitted for up to $50,000 for one-year projects or up to $150,000 for two-year projects 
  • All projects must support at least one of IASLC’s three strategic pillars: Collaborative Science, Global Education, and Promoting Accessible Multidisciplinary Care 
  • 2024 Priority Area: Project proposals are encouraged which lay the groundwork for larger, multi-year IASLC research projects and/or initiatives. For example, a pilot project as a proof-of-concept or work that could provide preliminary data to support a larger, future research study or IASLC member resource 
  • All funding must be committed in 2024, with projects beginning in calendar year 2024. Projects may have a one- or two-year timeline.  
  • Applications that involve more than one committee are encouraged 
  • Projects may be part of the Board-approved two-year plan but are not required to be. Project outside of the two-year plan do not need Board approval prior to submission. 
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • All IASLC committees are eligible to apply 
  • Only one proposal may be submitted in 2024 by each committee 
  • Each project should be led by one Principal Investigator, or two Co-Principal Investigators, who will be responsible for reporting on the project’s progress 
  • PIs and Co-PIs must be members of the committee and active members of the IASLC 
Application Timeline

RFP Released: Monday, May 13, 2024

Application Deadline (no extensions): Friday, July 12, 2024, 12:00PM (noon) MST.

(please note there will be no IASLC staff support after-hours on Friday)

Committees Notified of Results: By August 30, 2024
Application Process

All applications will be submitted via IASLC's online submissions portal. There will be no extensions to the posted deadline. At the discretion of the committee chair and the project Principal Investigator, IASLC staff liaisons may help write and submit committee proposals.  

The application includes the following sections:  

  • Application Information: High-Level overview of the project.
  • Project Team: List of team members to include each member's name, institution, email, Project Role, and biosketch (using standardized biosketch template)
  • Project Plan and Budget: Upload project plan, budget (using budget template ), and budget justification. 

CLICK HERE for the full RFP and application requirements.  

How to Apply

To apply:

  • CLICK HERE to access the application form. (opens in new tab)
  • Login using your IASLC Member Portal credentials.
    • If you do not know your credentials, click on the "Reset your Password" link to recover your user name and/or reset your password. If you are still unable to login, please email membership@iaslc.org
  • Once you have successfully logged in, you will be able to begin work on your application. You may save your application at any time and return to the system at a later date to continue your work. 
  • Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12, 2024 at 12:00 PM (noon) MDT.
Review Process & Notifications

All applications will be scored by the IASLC Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on the following criteria: 

  • Potential project impact to support IASLC’s mission and strategic plan. Does the project fit the RFP’s priority area? 
  • Relevant expertise of project team & ability to complete the proposed work on time 
  • Feasibility of workplan/methodology 
  • Appropriateness of budget 

Projects to receive funding will be chosen through two rounds of review. 

  1. In round one, each application will be independently scored by three reviewers. Reviewers may not be a member of the committee that submitted the application, nor be a part of the proposed project.  
  2. In round two, the SAC will meet and discuss the applications and scores. The SAC will make a recommendation to the IASLC Executive Committee on a slate of projects and funding amounts that equal the cycle’s funding allocation.  

The Executive Committee of the IASLC Board has the final approval authority for project funding. After Executive Committee approval, committee applicants will be notified of their status. We anticipate notifying applicants by Friday, August 30, 2024. 

Reviewer scores and comments will remain confidential. Committees may re-apply with the same or modified projects in future application cycles.  

Questions if you have any questions about this RFP, please reach out to your Committee Staff Liaison or Jennifer C. King, PhD, Chief Science Officer at jennifer.king@iaslc.org