ATS/GSK Research Grant in COVID-19

Funding Agency:
American Thoracic Society

The focus of this research grant is proposals that have a high likelihood to advance the understanding of the pathobiology and clinical implications of COVID-19. Applications should address the following types of clinical, basic, translational, and population health questions:

  • Increased understanding of the basic biology of respiratory viruses that could lead to better treatment and prevention of COVID-19
  • Understanding host factors that alter response to respiratory viral infections
  • Understanding individual, regional, or social factors impacting community spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses
  • Epidemiological approaches to understanding the spread of SARS-CoV2 and other respiratory viruses

Applicants may request up to $50,000 for one year for salaries, supplies, or a combination of these two. A one-year no-cost extension may be requested following the end of the project period. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution. Open to international and US applicants. 

Deadline: June 23, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Target audience:
Assistant Professors conducting research directly related to COVID-19

Award-specific eligibility: 
• Assistant Professor or equivalent
• Must meet eligibility requirements for all ATS grants found here



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

June 23, 2020