The Vicky Amidon Innovation in Lung Cancer Award recognizes and supports researchers and collaborations aimed toward developing innovative lung cancer projects that will improve the lives of those at risk of or with lung cancer in North Carolina.

Inaugural Recipient Winner

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, the state’s leading non-profit organization supporting lung cancer research and education, is pleased to announce Andrew Bishop, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, as the first recipient of the Vicky Amidon Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Award. Click here for more details about Dr. Bishop receiving the inaugural award. 

General Information

The award is granted for one year.  The stipend is up to $30,000 and 2 proposals will be funded. Any questions regarding the submission process should be emailed to Jenni Danai, LCI Director of Programs

Please complete the attached application and send to Jenni Danai.  All applications should include a current CV along with a letter of support from a program department director or supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

The Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Award is open to researchers of all levels and at all institutions and companies across the state of North Carolina. Researchers who have received funding from the Lung Cancer Initiative in the past are not eligible to apply.

The project must be focused on one of the following in lung cancer: prevention, diagnosis, treatment or survivorship.

Projects that are collaborative are strongly encouraged.  Submissions which will seek matching or additional funding for project completion are eligible.



Applications Due:  October 1, 2019

Notification of Decision:  November 1, 2019

Projects Begin:  January 1, 2020


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