Asthma UK – ‘Women and Asthma’ Funding Call

Closing Date: 10/02/2022

Grants and awards available for research into ‘Women and Asthma’.

Asthma UK has launched a new funding call for research into ‘Women and Asthma’.

The prevalence of asthma, the frequency of asthma attacks and asthma mortality rates are higher in women than men – worldwide. Fluctuations in sex hormones are known to contribute to the onset, progression and exacerbation of asthma.

The aim of the ‘Women and asthma’ funding call is:

  • To increase our understanding of how sex hormones regulate asthma, which in turn may lead to the identification of pathways to be targeted by new therapeutic drugs and help to achieve better outcomes for the millions of women affected by asthma.
  • To encourage researchers from respiratory and other relevant disciplines (eg endocrinology, immunology, epidemiology or data science) to experiment with novel concepts and high-risk projects that have the potential to further the knowledge in the links between sex hormones and asthma.
  • To fund the re-analysis of existing datasets by sex to establish new correlations between sex and asthma.
  • To invest in an academic leader to drive forward the major research gaps in sex hormones and asthma.

Applications are invited for project grants, pump-priming grants, awards for re-analysis of existing datasets by sex, and professorial chair awards.

Funding body Asthma UK
Maximum value £400,000
Reference ID S23013
Category Medical Research

Fund or call Fund