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2017 Nursing Award


• The Nursing Award did not have a letter of intent phase;
• The Nursing Award has a distinct timeline from other awards;
• Answers to frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQ;
• Find detailed instructions on the full application here.

Anticipated Timeline for the Nursing Award

September 29, 2017 Announcement of Award
December 1, 2017 Full Application Deadline by 11:59pm ET
January 2018 Grantee Notification
February 2018 Grant Start Date

Current Opportunity

1 grant available
$10,000 for 1 year
Target audience:
Licensed, registered nurses interested in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine
The focus of these research grants is proposals that have a high likelihood to advance the understanding pulmonary, critical care, and sleep with the goal of preventing these conditions and improving patient outcomes. Applicants may request up to $10,000 for one year for salaries, supplies, other justifiable costs, or a combination of these. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution. Presentation by the researcher is expected at an ATS International Conference within two years of completion.
Award-specific eligibililty:
  • Applicants must be licensed registered nurses who have received a PhD by July 1, 2017.
  • Applicants must have a firm commitment from their home institution for a faculty position.
  • Applicants must not be over 12 years beyond their terminal degree. Cutoff is determined by the date of last awarded degree.
  • At least one of the key personnel must be an ATS member at the time of application, and the principal investigator must be an ATS member at the time the grant is awarded.
  • Applicants must not have received any nonmentored awards/grants greater than or equal to $100,000 per year for at least 2 years


Letter of intent forms are available on the Foundant Technologies Website.
Detailed instructions on the full application can be found here.
Additional documents needed on the application (such as a biosketch template) may be found here.

Partnerships between junior and senior investigators are strongly encouraged, particularly for new investigators who are within 1 to 5 years of the completion of their research training.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the application process can be found here. Please review this document first before contacting Research Program staff as we are a small staff and, in general, are unable to discuss individual projects prior to or after the submission of an application. We encourage applicants to use resources such as mentors, grant officers, and peers. Due to the high number of submissions, we are also unable to provide customized feedback to applicants at the letter of intent stage.


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.

If your question is not answered in the FAQ, contact the ATS Foundation Research Program at

Last Reviewed: September 2017