Team PHenomenal Hope Accepting Applications for Research Grants

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With the goal of enhancing the lives of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, including through better medical care, the nonprofit Team PHenomenal Hope (Team PH) is accepting applications for early-career research grants of up to $50,000.

The organization’s newly created grant program — PHenomenal Impact Fund for Global PH Research — will award investigators studying basic science or translational science, or who are conducting clinical research, within the PH field.

Proposed projects must be achievable within a one-year period, and within the grant allocation.

Proposal letters of intent are due Feb. 1. If selected, full proposals are due March 15. The award begins in July. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, go here.

Grants will be awarded by members of the Team PHenomenal Hope Grant Steering Committee. Selection will be based on scientific merit, originality and feasibility; for clinical research proposals, applicability to the diagnosis and treatment of PH patients.

Proposals, which may include co-researchers, should focus on developing a better understanding of or approach to PH.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, or Mexico — countries in which there is a Team PH chapter. They may be physicians, nurses, pharmacists or allied health professionals, as long as proposals seek to investigate a particular field subject. Applicants also must have no more than five years of experience beyond their first faculty appointment.

Researchers who receive significant government or corporate funding are ineligible. Therapeutic drug or registry trials will not be funded. There can be no financial overlap between the grant and other funded projects.

“It would be an understatement to say we are proud to contribute to the advancement of treatment and a cure for pulmonary hypertension,” Patricia George, MD, Team PH founder and a pulmonologist, said in a press release. “This is what our hard work and the contributions of our supporters have led us to, and we are anxious to see how this next step impacts our community.”

The organization’s PHenomenal Impact Fund for Global PH Research was established in 2016 with $50,000 in contributions, largely from donors and the organization’s athlete fundraising program. The goal is to build a $2 million base from which annual grants will be awarded.

Team PH is dedicated to raising disease awareness, funding research, and offering patients supportive programming. In addition to the research grants, it offers micro-grants to help cover the non-medical needs of PH patients.

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