2013 MECOR Research Awards
ATS FOUNDATION MECOR RESEARCH AWARDS INSTRUCTIONS
Please review these instructions carefully before you begin your letter of intent.
Please note that after you submit your application it will be reviewed by ATS staff. If there are any problems or if these guidelines have not been followed, your proposal will be un-submitted. Please make sure that you check your email after you submit your application so that any outstanding issues may be addressed as quickly as possible.
Applications must be submitted through the Foundant Technologies website on or before
May 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM EASTERN Time (6:00 AM PACIFIC Time)
The grants are explained below, along with the application process, applicant qualification requirements, instructions, timeline for the review process and submission requirements.
Please address all questions about the MECOR Research Awards to Fran Du Melle, Senior Director, International Programs and Activities at email@example.com or Alyssa Chase, Senior Manager, ATS Foundation Research Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 awards of up to $5000 each, non renewable.
Duration: up to 1 year with the option of 1 year no‐cost extension.
There are two phases to the application process. Applicants must first complete a letter of intent (LOI) outlining their research proposal by clicking here. Applicants with excellent LOI's will be invited to submit a full application. The top four applications will receive funding.
Timeline for 2013 ATS Research Grants
(Funding to begin in October 1, 2013)
|May 10, 2013 - Deadline for Submission of Letters of Intent|
|May 2013 - Review of the LOI's|
|April - 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|
Please read the eligibility information below before you start your application.
- 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 adhoc 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 by April 10, 2013 at 9 AM EST.
The letter of intent form can be accessed here.