Legacy Research Grant

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The goal of the Legacy Research Grant is to provide seed funding in support of high quality, leading edge respiratory health-related research in Nova Scotia that will help manage and prevent lung disease. This year, we are pleased to announce that we are doubling the amount of grant money available, thanks to a partnership with the Research Nova Scotia.


Electronic versions of the application package must be received at the LANS office in Halifax. Applications found to meet established criteria (eligibility and completeness) will be reviewed by an independent Scientific Review Committee.

The Review Committee will make recommendations to the LANS Board of Directors. The LANS Board of Directors will make the final decision regarding the awarding of the grants. Unsuccessful applicants will receive written notification of the decision.

Thanks to a partnership with Research NS, grants as high as $50,000 may be awarded -  up to a maximum total amount of $50,000.  

Recipients of the LANS Legacy Research Fund grants must publish their findings, at a minimum, in an open access journal



To apply for a Legacy Research Grant from the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, please click HERE to download a PDF application. Click HERE for a Word document application. 

(Applications for 2021 are now closed)


*Please note, the Legacy Research Grant does not cover conference costs, cannot be used to support investigators, or used for overhead costs.


To view the criteria grant applications are evaluated on, click here


The Lung Association of Nova Scotia's Scientific Review Committee is comprised of six panelists, all with a notable amount of experience in evaluating grant applications:
Chair - Dr. Elizabeth Cowley 
Professor & Department Head, Dalhousie University  
Department of Physiology and Biophysics 
Dr. Rob Gilbert 
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University  
School of Health Sciences 
Dr. Dimas Mateos-Corral 
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University  
Department of Pediatrics  
IWK Health Centre, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
Dr. Elizabeth Fixman  
Associate Professor, McGill University 
Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine 
Dr. Zhenyu Cheng  
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Scott Kehler 
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
School of Physiotherapy 


Please click on the image(s) below to view some of the research being funded right here in Nova Scotia:


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Past Winners:

2020 - Dr. Denys Khaperskyy, Modulation of proinflammatory responses by SARS-CoV-2 host shutoff

2020 - Dr. Jong Sung Kim, Volatolomics Profiling of Human Exhaled Breath

2019 - Dr. Geoffrey Maksym and Dr. Paul Hernandez, Research Establishing Capacity for Magnetic Resonance Functional Lung Imaging in the Maritimes

2019 - Dr. Juan Zhou, Research Targeting Iron for Modulation of Inflammation and Infection in Cystic Fibrosis

2018 - Dr. Zhenyu Cheng,  Research on Cystic Fibrosis. Click HERE or on the photo below

Dr. Daria Manos, Investigating lung cancer screening


Click HERE or on the photo below to check out the Research Dr. John Frampton and his team have been working on

  • Peters U, Hernandez P, Dechman G, Ellsmere J, Maksym G.

Early detection of changes in lung mechanics with oscillometry following bariatric surgery in severe obesity. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 May;41(5):538-47. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0473. Epub 2016 Jan 27.


  • Pianosi PT, Zhang Z, Hernandez P, Huebner M.

Measuring Dyspnea and Perceived Exertion in Healthy Adults and with Respiratory Disease: New Pictorial Scales. Sports Med Open. 2016;2:17. Epub 2016 Jan 7.


  • Abstract:   Ubong Peters , Gail Dechman , Paul Hernandez , Swati Bhatawadekar , James Ellsmere , Geoffrey N. Maksym A 6-Month Study of Weight-Loss- and Bronchodilator-Induced Changes in Upright and Supine Respiratory System Mechanics: Implications from Modelling American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2017;195:A4864


  • West AR, Zaman N, Cole DJ, Walker MJ, Legant WR, Boudou T, Chen CS, Favreau JT, Gaudette GR, Cowley EA, Maksym GN.

Development and characterization of a 3D multicell microtissue culture model of airway smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Jan 1;304(1):L4-16. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00168.2012. Epub 2012 Nov 2.


  • PhD Thesis that Acknowledges LANS: AIRWAY IMPEDANCE, HETEROGENEITY AND VARIABILITY IN ADULT ASTHMA by Swati Anil Bhatawadekar Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia March 2015 © Copyright by Swati Anil Bhatawadekar, 2015



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