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2019 ATS Foundation Nursing Research Award

Applicants are strongly advised to read completely through the instructions and eligibility criteria below before starting an application.
Applications are available on the Foundant Technologies Website.
There is no letter of intent stage for this grant.

Anticipated Timeline

July 24, 2019 Full applications open
September 23, 2019 Full Application Deadline due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time
November 2019 Grantee Notification
December 2019 Grant Start Date

Current Nursing Grant Opportunity

1 grant available
$8,000 for 1 year
Target audience:
Licensed, registered nurses with a PhD interested in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine
The focus of these research grants is proposals that have a high likelihood to advance the understanding of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep with the goal of preventing these conditions and improving patient outcomes. Applicants may request up to $8,000 for one year for salaries, supplies, other justifiable costs, or a combination of these. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution. Presentation by the researcher is expected at an ATS International Conference within two years of completion.
Award-specific eligibility:
  • Applicants must be licensed registered nurses.
  • Applicants must have received a PhD by July 1, 2019.
  • Applicants must have a firm commitment from their home institution for a faculty position.
  • Applicants must not be over 12 years beyond their terminal degree. The cutoff is determined by the date of last awarded degree.
  • At least one of the key personnel must be an ATS member at the time of application, and the principal investigator must be a full ATS member at the time the grant is awarded.
  • Applicants must not have received any non-mentored awards/grants greater than or equal to $100,000 per year for at least 2 years.


Please note that after you submit your application it will be reviewed by ATS Foundation Research Program staff. If there are any problems or if these guidelines have not been followed, your proposal will be un-submitted. Please makes sure that you check your email after you submit your application so that any outstanding issues may be addressed as quickly as possible.


Application forms are available on the Foundant Technologies Website



Please follow the full application instructions for all grants found here.


Simultaneous submission of grants with scientific overlap is allowed, but if multiple applications are funded, then the applicant must notify the Research Program within one month of formal notification of award. A subcommittee of the SAC will assess the degree of overlap. In the case of significant scientific overlap, the applicant will have to choose between the ATS Foundation research grant and the other grant. Budgetary overlap is not allowed.

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Last Reviewed: April 2019