PHA’s named grants give an individual, family or organization the opportunity to donate the full amount of a research grant and have the grant named in honor of themselves or a loved one. The gift of a named research grant is a special way to honor a loved one and make a lasting impact in the fight against PH.

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2015 Named Grant Opportunities

In 2015, PHA offered the following four named grants, including one Proof of Concept Grant and three grants from the Dr. Robyn J. Barst Pediatric Research and Mentoring Fund:

  • The Jerry Wojciechowski PH Proof of Concept Grant
  • The Joel Belt Pediatric PH Research and Mentoring Grant
  • Cordelia’s Pediatric PH Research and Mentoring Grant
  • The Matthew and Michael Wojciechowski Pediatric PH Research and Mentoring Grant

Proof of Concept grants will support new research projects that are in the early exploratory and developmental stages and have the potential to lead to advances in the scientific understanding of PH. Proposed projects should result in preliminary data that will enable the investigator to apply for support for a larger, hypotheses-driven research project. Learn more

Grants from the Barst Fund will provide support for a one-year mentorship for young clinicians and researchers in the field of pediatric PAH. Grantees will be expected to engage with an experienced mentor who is able to provide oversight and training in pediatric PAH treatment, management and research. In addition to the mentor component, it is expected that grantees will complete a proof of concept research project. These novel projects, combined with experienced mentor collaboration, are expected to significantly advance the grantee’s knowledge, and ultimately the field, of pediatric PH. Learn more