2013 PHA Proof-of-Concept Research Grants
PHA PROOF-OF-CONCEPT GRANTS
Please review these instructions carefully before you begin your application. There are two stages to the application process: the letter of intent (LOI) and the full application components.
ATS staff will review your proposal after submission. If there are any problems or if these guidelines have not been followed, your LOI will be un-submitted. Please make sure that you check your email after you submit your LOI so that any outstanding issues may be addressed as quickly as possible.
Applications must be submitted on or before
Wednesday, May 10th at 9:00 a.m. EASTERN Time (6:00 a.m. PACIFIC Time).
To submit an LOI, please visit:http://phaforms.org/PHAProofOfConceptLetterOfIntent/
The grant is explained below, along with the application process, applicant qualification requirements, instructions, timeline for the review process and submission requirements.
Please contact Alyssa Chase, Senior Manager, ATS Foundation Research Program at 212-315-8696 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to requirements and eligibility.
Timeline for 2013 PHA Proof-of-Concept Grants
(Funding to begin October 1, 2013)
|May 10, 2013 - Submission deadline for LOI's|
|May 2013 - Review of the LOI's|
|May 2013 - Applicants will receive official notification on their LOI's|
|June 19, 2013 - Submission deadline for full grant applications|
|August 2013 - Review of grant applications|
|Mid August 2013 - Award notifications sent to applicants and institutions|
Pulmonary Hypertension Association Proof-of-Concept Research Grants
(2 grants available)
The Matthew and Michael Wojciechowski Pulmonary Hypertension Proof-of-Concept Grant (1)
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association Proof-of-Concept Grant (1)
PHA has contracted with the American Thoracic Society for administrative services for this program.
The target audience for the research grants will be investigators interested in research in pulmonary hypertension (PH).
The purpose of the program is to support new research projects that are in the early exploratory and developmental stages and have the potential to lead to advances in the scientific understanding of PH. The proposed project should result in preliminary data that will enable the investigator to apply for support for a larger, hypotheses-driven research project.
Applicants may request up to $25,000 in direct costs for one year to be used for salaries and/or supplies to conduct this research. Additionally, the grant will provide $2,500 in indirect (facilities and administrative) costs. Both US and non-US based investigators are encouraged to apply.
ELIGIBILITY AND GUIDELINES
Please read the eligibility information below before you start your application. If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Chase, Senior Manager of the ATS Foundation Research Program, at email@example.com.
We encourage U.S. and non-U.S. based investigators to apply.
Individuals must submit a letter of intent. After the letter of intent is reviewed, the ATS will notify applicants regarding whether their eligibility to submit a full application.
Applicants must have completed their primary research training (PhD or sub-specialty fellowship training) by July 1, 2013 and have a firm commitment from their home institution for a faculty position.
Investigators who hold active career development grants (such as K award from the NIH) are eligible to receive PHA research funding, but the PHA project should differ scientifically from the already funded award.
Applicants shall not be over 12 years beyond their doctoral degree or equivalent (i.e., MD, PhD, DVM), and may not be a PI on an NIH RO1 or VA Merit award.
At this time, the following individuals are not eligible to apply for a Proof-of-Concept grant:
- Current awardees of an ATS/PHA Research grant or Proof-of-Concept grant
- Individuals who have received 2 PHA grants
Successful applicants are usually early career investigators who are within 5 years of completion of their specialty training and within 10 years of their terminal degree. These candidates do not hold independent federal grants (e.g., NIH RO1, DVA Merit Review, DOD grant) or equivalent, and are not project leaders in multi-investigator NIH projects (e.g., PPG).
The ATS Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) will review the applications in conjunction with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. 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 conceptual framework, the level of innovation, potential to advance scientific knowledge and understanding, the potential to stimulate scientific advances, and responsiveness to the purpose of the specific grant program.