The HPS Network has partnered with the American Thoracic Society Foundation to offer a $40,000 grant each year for two years to a junior researcher to research the pulmonary fibrosis of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome. Currently a review board is reviewing the grant submissions and a winner will be announced soon.
The grant is made up of $30,000 a year from the HPS Network and $10,000 a year from the ATS Foundation. The Foundation has also covered the costs of managing the grant.
ATS Foundation grants are a way for junior researchers to fund preliminary research so that they can go on to find bigger grants from other institutions later on.
Dr. Lisa Young was the first recipient of an HPS Network/ATS Foundation partnership grant. She went on to use the results of the funded research to win a $700,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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