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.


A link to the application portal for the PHA Proof of Concept Research Grant will be available on April 1, 2015.


June 5, 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
September 16, 2015 Submission deadline for full grant applications
September - October 2015 Review of grant applications
November 20, 2015  Award notifications sent to applicants and institutions

See past PHA Proof of Concept Award Winners

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