The Innovation Award from the American Lung Association supports highly promising early-career investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, who have the potential to advance the field of lung disease science. Applicants must have held a K or R type award within three years prior to applying for this award. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space as evidenced by a Department Chair or equivalent letter) in a recognized academic or other not-forprofit research institution in the USA. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with the legal right to work in the USA. Applicants may apply for up to 75,000 USD/year for 2 years (no indirect costs). Applications close on December 15, 2022.