Funding opportunities

At APF, we provide grants for pulmonary fibrosis researchers to attend conferences so that they can learn, collaborate and network with international partners.

Latest fellowship call

We've announced a Fellowship call in June 2022.

Aims of our conference grant programme

We aim to support research that has the potential to contribute towards the discovery of an effective treatment or cure, and accelerate change which will enable our community to live well for longer. APF provides young researchers the chance to develop their knowledge and strengthen their skills.

We currently provide travel or attendance grants for the following conferences:

Interested in applying?

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 the ERS, ATS or iCLAF.  

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

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.

Reports by previous recipients

The following reports were written by previous recipients of travel subsidy grants (PDF and Word documents).

American Thoracic Society International Conference
European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress
International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis (ICLAF)