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2019 ATS Foundation Partner Grants

IMPORTANT NOTES
Applicants are strongly advised to read completely through the instructions and eligibility criteria before starting an application.
Application forms are available on the Foundant Technologies Website.
Questions on the application populate based on previous responses.

Anticipated Timeline

April 22, 2019 Letter of Intent Period Opens
June 18, 2019 Deadline for Letter of Intent due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time
June 24, 2019 New Grant Opportunities without an LOI open
August 2019 Invitation from scientific Advisory Committee for Full Applications
September 23, 2019 Full Application Deadline due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time
November 2019 Grantee Notification
December 2019 Grant Start Date

NEW Partner Grant Opportunities*

*These grants do not require a letter of intent

ALA
ATS Foundation/American Lung Association Research Grant
1 grant available
$50,000 per year for 2 years
Target Audience:
Investigators working at Oregon, Washington, or Idaho-based institutions interested in research relevant to lung disease, sleep, and critical care
The focus of this research grant is basic science and patient-oriented research investigating lung disease, sleep, and critical care. We encourage proposals that investigate the impact of wildfires on patient outcomes. Patient-oriented research is defined as research performed with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues or other specimen). This area of research includes 1) disease mechanism; 2) therapeutic interventions; 3) clinical trials; and 4) the development of new technologies. Applicants may request up to $50,000/year for 2 years for salaries, supplies or a combination of these two. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution.
Award-specific eligibility: 
• Junior investigators (as defined here) 
• Applicants must be based at Idaho, Oregon, or Washington institutions
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here
Fully funded by the American Lung Association. Please visit lung.org for more information about our partner.
pha
Pulmonary Hypertension Association Barst Fund Grant 
1 grant available
$50,000 per year for 1 year
Target Audience:
Investigators interested in research in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension
The focus of these grants is to support research projects that are in the early and developmental stages and targeted at the basic sciences, genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, or treatment of pediatric PH. The novel biological, behavioral or scientific ideas, combined with experienced mentor collaboration, are expected to significantly advance the grantee’s knowledge, and ultimately, the field of pediatric PH. Applicants may request up to $50,000 in direct costs for one year (to be used for salaries and/or supplies to conduct this research). Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution.
Award-specific eligibility: 
• Must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree 
• Must be within the last year of fellowship training or junior faculty within 5 years of training
• Must be a US based clinician
• Must not have received any non-mentored grants ≥ $100,000 per year for at least 2 years
• Must have a mentor with extensive experience in pediatric PAH
• At least one of the key personnel must be an ATS member at the time of application
• Must not be a current PHA or ATS awardee
Fully funded by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Please visit PHAssociation.org for more information about our partner.
 
ResMed
ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Award in Remote Monitoring and Management of COPD
1 grant available
$50,000 per year for 2 years
Target Audience:
Investigators interested in research in remote monitoring and management of COPD
The focus of this research grant is proposals that advance research in remote monitoring and management of COPD and have potential applicability to human airway diseases. Applicants may request up to $50,000 per year for two years. Granted funds may be used to provide salary support for the PI or ancillary staff, to purchase supplies and/or reagents, or for subject enrollment fees directly related to the project or other allowable costs. Travel for the PI for purposes of presenting data related to the project is limited to $2,000 per year. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution. 
Award-specific eligibility: 
• Junior investigators (as defined here) 
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here

2019 Partner Grant Opportunities*

* These grants require an invitation to submit a full application

alpha1
ATS Foundation/Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant
1 grant available
$40,000 per year for 2 years
Target Audience:
Investigators interested in research that is relevant to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1)
The focus of this research grant is proposals that have a high likelihood to advance the understanding of Alpha-1. Applications are encouraged from faculty members at any stage of their academic career. Applicants may request up to $40,000 per year for two years for salaries, supplies or a combination of these two. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution.
Award-specific eligibility:
• Junior investigators (as defined here) or established investigators at any stage in their career
• Applicants must not be current awardees of the Alpha-1 Foundation Research Program
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here
 Co-funded by the ATS Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation. Please visit alpha1.org for more information about our partner.
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
ATS Foundation/Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
1 grant available
$40,000 per year for 2 years
Target Audience:
Investigators interested in research that is relevant to sarcoidosis
The focus of this research grant is proposals that advance research in the area of sarcoidosis. Applicants may request up to $40,000 per year for two years. Granted funds may be used to provide salary support for the PI or ancillary staff, to purchase supplies and/or reagents, or for subject enrollment fees directly related to the project or other allowable costs. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution. In assessing applications, criteria for success will include strength in overall strategy, methodology, and analysis. Proposals are encouraged from investigators across a variety of disciplines, submitting projects which will lead to direct and significant impact upon sarcoidosis research. Please make sure to include any literature, data, and previous research that is relevant to your proposal.
Award-specific eligibility: 
• Junior investigators (as defined here) 
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here
Co-funded by the ATS Foundation and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. Please visit stopsarcoidosis.org for more information about our partner.
hpsn
ATS Foundation/Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Research Grant
1 grant available
$40,000 per year for 2 years
Target Audience:
Investigators interested in research that is relevant to lung disease that results from Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome 
The focus of this research grant is proposals that have a high likelihood to advance the understanding of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome-associated lung disease. Applications are encouraged from faculty members at any stage of their academic career. Applicants may request up to $40,000 per year for two years for salaries, supplies or a combination of these two. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution.
Award-specific eligibility: 
• Junior investigators (as defined here) or established investigators at any stage in their career
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here
Co-funded by the ATS Foundation and the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network. Please visit hpsnetwork.org for more information about our partner.
pha
ATS Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship 
1 grant available
$40,000 per year for 2 years
Target Audience:
Investigators interested in research in pulmonary arterial hypertension
The focus of this research grant is to support research into the pathophysiology of PAH, toward elucidating mechanistic pathways and identifying novel therapeutic targets or biomarkers in adult or pediatric pulmonary hypertension. The project should have potential applicability to human pulmonary vascular diseases. Investigators are also encouraged to connect through PHA's professional network, PH Clinicians and Researchers, during the course of their research. Applicants may request up to $40,000/year for 2 years for salaries, supplies, or a combination of these two. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution.
Award-specific eligibility:
• Junior investigators (as defined here)
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here
Co-funded by the ATS Foundation and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Please visit PHAssociation.org for more information about our partner.
 
pha
The Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators
1 grant available
$40,000 per year for 2 years
Target Audience:
Investigators interested in research in pulmonary arterial hypertension
The focus of this research grant is to support the career of a young investigator who is likely to make a strong and sustained impact in PAH research. Proposals should investigate the pathophysiology of PAH, toward elucidating mechanistic pathways and identifying novel therapeutic targets or biomarkers in adult or pediatric pulmonary hypertension. The project should have potential applicability to human pulmonary vascular diseases. Investigators are also encouraged to connect through PHA's professional network, PH Clinicians and Researchers, during the course of their research. Applicants may request up to $40,000/year for 2 years for salaries, supplies, or a combination of these two. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution.
Award-specific eligibility:
• Junior investigators (as defined here)
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here
Funded by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, with sponsorship support provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. Please visit PHAssociation.org for more information about our partner.

REVIEW PROCESS

Please note that after you submit your application it will be reviewed by 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. A more detailed explanation of the review process can be found here.

The ATS Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) will review the applications in November 2019. The membership of the SAC is listed on the ATS Website and additional ad hoc reviewers will be invited to participate as needed. Funding decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit, novelty, and responsiveness to the purpose of the specific grant program.


ATS POLICY ON ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDING

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.

If your question is not answered in the FAQ, contact the ATS Foundation Research Program at researchprogram@thoracic.org.

 

Last Reviewed: April 2019