11th Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit


With an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and live music the ATS Foundation kicked off its 11th Annual Research Program Benefit on Saturday, May 18, 2019. More than 700 attendees gathered at Union Station to recognize Sharon Rounds, MD, as the recipient of the 2019 Breathing for Life Award, as well as honor grant awardees, celebrate the ATS Foundation Research Program’s successes, and connect with friends. Continue Reading...

ATS Foundation Research Program Grants – Apply Now!

Research Program

Last year, the ATS Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling $1.6 million. The 2019 cycle is now open, and 15 unrestricted grants are available, including one grant specific to nurses.

Deadline to submit an LOI is June 17, 2019. Apply today!


Letter From Dean Schraufnagel, MD, Foundation Chair

Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD

There's a lot going on at the ATS Foundation. Our new website really tells the story of an organization that is as a catalyst for transforming promising young scientists into independent researchers. The new website is the public face of our growing effort to reach beyond our members to engage donors.

In this Bulletin, you can also learn about this year’s grant recipients. Altogether, we are awarding $1,450,000 to 30 young investigators. Continue reading...


The 2018-2019 ATS Foundation Research Program Awardees


The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce the grant and award recipients for the 2018 grant cycle. The support of our members, donors, and partners make these awards possible—thank you! These grants and awards provide crucial support for talented investigators from around the world, launching careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care.

The awardees explore such diverse topics as lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, COPD, sleep apnea, and more. Continue reading...