National Respiratory Research Strategy

The National Respiratory Research Strategy (NRRS) is a collaborative initiative of the Lung Association, the CTS and the CRHP. The NRRS aims to enhance Canada’s research efforts and the impact of research on lung health, through its three pillars:

  • A national training program that will build research capacity;
  • A national grant program to support research projects; and
  • An integrated knowledge translation strategy that uses evidence-based research to inform advocacy, program planning and service delivery efforts across the continuum of care.

For additional information on the NRRS, contact Fatima Kazoun, Manager of National Research Programs, at

Research Networks

The CTS actively collaborates with the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) and the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN).

Research Funding Opportunities:

The Lung Association funds research and research training at the national level.  The Lung Association offer several competitions for research funding.

Other Opportunities:

Asthma Canada launches National Research Program in partnership with AllerGen NCE Inc. in 2017.  The Program will grant two awards to Masters level (MSc/MScN) student researchers; and two awards to PhD level student researchers.  Applications are now open.

The ICRH Funded Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health Research provides recipients with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting research in the area of circulatory and/or respiratory reserach through provision of a contribution to their salary.  This award is designed to provide protected time for early-career investigators to undertake research in the field of circulatory and/or respiratory health.  For more information on funding opportunities contact Anne Van Dam, CTS Director of Knowledge Mobilization at  

For more information on all research funding opportunities, contact:

Fatima Kazoun
Manager, National Research Programs
The Lung Association - National Office
Ottawa, ON 
Tel: (613) 569-6411 x 262
Fax: (613) 569-8860