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2018 Grant for Hire Program


2018 Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Barst Fund Grants

Letter of intent forms are available on the Foundant Technologies Website.

• Answers to frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQ
• PHA is also offering a partnered fellowship with the ATS Foundation and The Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators. More information on those awards can be found here.

Anticipated Timeline

April 26, 2018 Letter of Intent Period Opens
June 19, 2018 Deadline for Letter of Intent due by 11:59pm Eastern Time
August 2018 Invitation from scientific Advisory Committee for Full Applications
September 20, 2018 Full Application Deadline due by 11:59pm Eastern Time
November 2018 Grantee Notification
December 2018 Grant Start Date

Barst Fund Grants
2 grants available
$50,000 for 1 year

Target audience:
Investigators interested in pediatric pulmonary hypertension research.

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:
Junior Applicants
      - Within 12 years of last terminal degree (e.g. MD, DO)
      - Sub-specialty training (e.g. fellowships) does not count as terminal degree
      - Exceptions may be considered if there were extenuating circumstances (e.g. absence from field for parental leave)
• U.S.-based clinicians holding an MD, DO or equivalent degree 
• Applicants must not have received any non-mentored awards/grants greater than or equal to $100,000 per year for at least 2 years
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all grants found here
• Applicants must have completed their primary research training (PhD or sub-specialty fellowship) by July 1, 2018
• Applicants must have a firm commitment from their home institution for a faculty position

PHA contracted with the American Thoracic Society for administrative services for this program. Please visit for more information about the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.


The ATS Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) will review the applications. The membership of the SAC is listed on the ATS Website. 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the ATS Foundation Research Program at

Last Reviewed: June 2018