Apply for a Conference Award

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We provide funding for UK based students, early career researchers and health care professionals to present their pulmonary fibrosis research at conferences. We also have dedicated funding for Satellite Symposiums.

Aims of our pulmonary fibrosis conference awards

We want to ensure that the latest pulmonary fibrosis research findings can be shared around the world. We also want to support students and early career researchers to develop their knowledge, strengthen their skills and network with others.

We currently provide Conference Awards for the following:

We also have dedicated funding for Satellite Symposium Grants which address our research funding priorities.

Attending the ATS international conference has broadened my knowledge and understanding by discussing new concepts and research techniques that I hope to use to advance my own research in PF. It has been particularly motivational at a time when I am evaluating and writing up my own research findings for my PhD thesis, and focusing on the next steps in my career as a physician-scientist.

Interested in applying?

Applications are now open

Conference Awards

Applications are invited from UK based students and early career researchers/HCPs who have had an abstract accepted for presentation (poster or spoken session) for ATS, ERS, iCLAF, BTS, or other UK and international conferences on a case-by-case basis. We can provide financial support for travel, accommodation and registration fees up to the value of £1000 for international conferences and £500 for UK conferences.

Key dates:

Our Research Review Panel reviews applications several times a year. Applications should be submitted inline with the dates below for timely consideration by the review panel.

  • 15th May 2024, 12pm
  • 3rd July 2024, 12pm
  • 28th August 2024, 12pm
  • 1st October 2024, 12pm

Applications should be in the form of a brief (1-2 page) curriculum vitae, with a copy of the accepted abstract, plain English abstract, and a covering letter detailing the reasons why attendance is of particular importance and how your research aligns with our research priorities.  

Applications should be submitted by email to

Applications will be judged on the basis of scientific merit. Successful applicants will be asked to write a lay report, including a summary of the research they presented and their experiences at the conference for publication on our website and social media channels.  Winners must acknowledge Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis in any presentations, posters, press releases or announcements related to their submitted abstract.

Satellite Symposium Grant

If you have a great idea for a Satellite Symposium, please contact us at Funding available up to the value of £5000.

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