Building the Foundation today for breakthroughs tomorrow

What is the Foundation?

The ATS Foundation supports the future of the ATS by granting research awards to early career investigators. Today’s young researchers, and the discoveries they make, will form the foundations of tomorrow’s innovations.

We partner with nonprofit organizations and corporate members to maximize grant support for early-career investigators. Since its inception, the Research Program has awarded $19.3 million to 263 investigators who have gone on to secure $330 million in federal funding.

The ATS Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization established in 2004.

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Research Program

By awarding grants to young researchers, the ATS Foundation is building the foundation of tomorrow’s science. The ATS Foundation has invested in 263 investigators who have gone on to secure $330 million in federal funding, and whose research today will form the basis of discoveries throughout their careers.

Administrative costs for the ATS Foundation are fully covered by the ATS, and 100% of donations go straight to grants for young researchers.

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Make a Difference

The ATS covers the administrative costs of the Foundation so that 100% of donations can go directly to research grants.

Since its inception, the Research Program has awarded $19.3 million to 263 investigators who have gone on to later secure $330 million in federal funding. By making a donation today, you’re investing in the discoveries, and the researchers, that will bring us tomorrow’s innovations.

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Join the Benefit

Join the Foundation at the annual Foundation Benefit, which takes place each year during the ATS International Conference. By buying a ticket to the Benefit, you’re not just signing up for an evening of entertainment, you’re launching careers of young investigators and funding research studies that will lead to the next big breakthroughs.

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