LUNGevity’s Pierre Massion Young Investigator Award for Early Detection Research program supports junior faculty members from underrepresented populations in the field of lung cancer early detection research.

  • Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or within the first five years of their faculty appointment.
  • The award is mentored; a mentoring plan is part of the required submission.

Projects that will be funded in 2022 are limited to translational lung cancer research, and the applicant must demonstrate the translational relevance of the research proposed.

Pierre Massion Young Investigator Awards for Early Detection Research may be for a maximum of $100,000 for the one-year term of the award.

LUNGevity uses a two-step application process:

  • A letter of intent (LOI), with a brief overview of the proposed project and biographical information
  • A full application with an extended narrative about the project, as well as supporting information and documentation. (Because there are a limited number of awards, only a subset of applicants is invited to submit a full application after the LOI review is completed.)

Reviewers are drawn from our Scientific Advisory Board and other lung cancer experts. Awardees have progress and financial reporting obligations during their award term.

A complete description, terms and conditions, and instructions are included in the 2022 LUNGevity Pierre Massion Young Investigator Award for Early Detection Research RFA.  All application materials must be submitted electronically via proposalCENTRAL.

2022 Pierre Massion Young Investigator Award for Early Detection Research Timeline

LOIs due: by February 23, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
Full application invitations: No earlier than April 1, 2022
Full application due (by invitation only): May 9, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
Award announcement: Late summer 2022
Anticipated year-one funding: November 2022