On 1 January 2020, Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation merged to become a new charity – the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership. The Partnership funds research into the prevention, treatment and alleviation and cure of diseases of the chest and lungs.

Asthma UK

Asthma UK funds research to understand the biology of asthma, work towards better treatments and a cure, and improve diagnosis and care. They work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

www.asthma.org.uk

Twitter: @asthmauk

Primary research areas

Respiratory

Additional research areas

Inflammatory and immune system

Grant types

Fellowship,  Project (typically <4 years),  Postgraduate studentship

British Lung Foundation

The BLF funds research to improve care and to prevent, treat and cure lung diseases. They've been researching lung conditions for 30 years. Today, it remains at the heart of what they do. 

Having lung disease brings questions and anxiety about the future. They don't want anyone to face that alone. Their helpline, support groups, web community and easy-to-understand information offer vital hope and support.

They aim to prevent lung disease by campaigning for positive change in the UK's lung health. They're raising awareness about lung disease, the dangers that cause it, and how to look after your lungs.

www.blf.org.uk

Twitter: @lunguk

Primary research areas

Respiratory

Additional research areas

Cancer,  Cardiovascular,  End of life care,  Infection,  Inflammatory and immune system,  Musculoskeletal

Grant types

Fellowship,  Travel and meetings,  Project (typically <4 years),  Postgraduate studentship,  Clinical trial