2013 MECOR Research Awards
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL APPLICATIONS
Full applications must be submitted online on or before August 8, 2013.
The awards are explained below, along with the application process, instructions, timeline for the review process, applicant eligibility requirements, and submission requirements.
Please address all questions about the MECOR Research Awards to Fran du Melle, Senior Director, International Programs and Activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alyssa Chase, Senior Manager, ATS Foundation Research Program at email@example.com .
The goal of the MECOR Research Awards is to provide small seed funds to the graduates of the ATS MECOR program with meritorious proposals to enable them to transition from trainees to investigators.
Number, size and duration of the awards
There will be a total of four nonrenewable awards of up to $5000 each.
Duration: up to 1 year with the option of 1 year no‐cost extension.
Timeline for 2013 MECOR Awards
May 10, 2013 -- Submission of Letter of Intent---Deadline PASSED
August 8, 2013 -- Submission deadline for grant applications
September 29 to September 30 -- ATS Scientific Advisory Committee meeting to review grant applications
Early to mid October -- Award notifications sent to applicants and institutions
Please read the eligibility information below before you start your application.
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE SUBMITTED A LETTER OF INTENT AND WERE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL APPLICATION PHASE;
- Candidates must be graduates of the ATS MECOR program (L. America, PATS, Turkey, India, and Vietnam);
- Candidates must have accomplished at least level II with preference given to level III and above;
- Candidates must not be recipients of a previous MECOR research award;
- Candidates must be employed at a research/academic/governmental institution/agency in their local country, or be able to demonstrate that they will be employed at such an institution at the time the
award is granted.
- Preference will be given to projects that measure the burden of disease.
The ATS SAC will review the full MECOR applications. The membership of the ATS SAC is listed on the ATS web site. 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 ATS within one month of formal notification of award. A subcommittee of SAC will assess degree of overlap. In case of significant scientific overlap the applicant will have to choose between the ATS research grant and the other grant. Budgetary overlap is not allowed.
Application Forms and Submission
Applications can be accessed and must be submitted through the Foundant Technologies website.
YOU MUST LOGIN WITH THE SAME USER ID AND PASSWORD THAT YOU USED TO COMPLETE YOUR LETTER OF INTENT. Contact Alyssa Chase if you do not remember this information.
Click here to access the full application.