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2018 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Awards

Applications are available on the Foundant Technologies Website.

• This program does not have a letter of intent phase; 
• Applicants do not need an invitation to submit a full application.

Anticipated Timeline

September 20, 2018 Full Application Deadline due by 11:59pm Eastern Time
November 2018 Grantee Notification
December 2018 Grant Start Date

Current ATS Foundation MECOR Award Opportunities

4 grants available
$5,000 for 1 yearTarget audience:
MECOR graduates interested in basic science, translational, or clinical research in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicineThe focus of these research grants is to support MECOR graduates with meritorious proposals that advances the knowledge and understanding of the American Thoracic Society's three pillers: pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. A primary goal of the ATS Foundation Research Program is to enable these graudates to transition from trainees to investigators. Preference will be given to proposals that measure the burden of disease.

MECOR Award Eligibility:
• Must be graduates of the ATS MECOR Program (China, India,Indonesia, Latin America, PATS, Turkey, and Vietnam)
• Must have accomplished at least level II with preference give to level III and above
• Must not be recipient of previous MECOR research award
• Must be employed at a research/academic/governmental institution/agency in applicant's country, or be able to demonstrate that the applicant will be employed at such an institution at the time the award is granted



Please note that after you submit your application it will be reviewed by Research Program staff and MECOR staff/faculty. 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.

The ATS Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and MECOR staff/faculty will review the applications. 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.


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 degree of overlap. In 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.

More information on the MECOR program can be found here. Please address all questions about the MECOR Research Awards to either Fran Du Melle, Chief, Global Health at or Chris Hughes, Associate Director Global Health at

Additionally, you may reach out to 

Last Reviewed: July 2018