PHA Proof of Concept Research Grants


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 2016, PHA will offer at least one (1) Proof of Concept award.

Target audience

Investigators who are interested in pulmonary hypertension research.


To begin your online application, please visit


June 20, 2016 Deadline for submission of letters of intent (LOI)
July-August 2016 Review of all LOIs
August 8-12, 2016 Applicants will receive official notification of their LOIs
Sept. 14, 2016 Submission deadline for full grant applications
Sept.-Oct. 2016 Review of grant applications
Nov. 2016  Award notifications sent to applicants and institutions

See past PHA Proof of Concept Award Winners

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