Proof of Concept grants will 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. Proposed projects 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 $40,000 in direct costs for one year to be used for salaries and/or supplies to conduct this research. Investigators based in the U.S. and abroad are encouraged to apply. PHA has contracted with the ATS Foundation for administrative services for this program.

In 2015, PHA will offer at least one (1) Proof of Concept award.

Target audience

Investigators who are interested in pulmonary hypertension research.

Named Research Opportunity

The 2015 Proof of Concept award will be provided through PHA's Named Research Grants Opportunity.

  • The Jerry Wojciechowski PH Proof of Concept Grant


To begin your online application, please visit


June 15, 2015 Deadline for submission of letters of intent (LOI)
June-July 2015 Review of all LOIs
July 31, 2015 Applicants will receive official notification of their LOIs
Sept. 16, 2015 Submission deadline for full grant applications
Sept.-Oct. 2015 Review of grant applications
Nov. 20, 2015  Award notifications sent to applicants and institutions

See past PHA Proof of Concept Award Winners

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