ASPIRE-Sicklecell Apply


To be eligible for an ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Award, applicants must:
  • Hold a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, or equivalent); and
  • Reside and practice in the United States.

Deadline for Application

  • Full applications must be received by Monday, Oct 17, 2016, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Addenda, supplemental materials, changes, or updates will not be accepted after this deadline
  • Award decisions will be made and applicants are scheduled to be notified in November 2016
  • The final study report, will be expected within the proposed time after study start

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted through Pfizer’s global investigator-initiated research website.  Please click on the link below, select “Submit an IIR Request”, and follow the online instructions.  If this is your first time visiting the portal, you must first “Create an Account”.

Please select 2016 ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Awards from the competitive program dropdown.  The system will automatically populate the study title with the correct program ID.

Completed application forms must be accompanied by the following documents:
  • Completed application form (maximum 6 pages not including references) downloaded here
  • Cover letter on institutional letterhead
  • Abbreviated curriculum vitae (CV) for Principal Investigator (NIH biosketch format will be accepted)
  • Relevant articles from the applicant’s scientific publications (if applicable)
  • Itemized Project budget (including overhead, capped at 28%)
  • Bibliography ofrelevant references
  • Description of available research facilities

To apply click here


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