Will non-drug research proposals be considered?

Will non-drug research proposals be considered?

Yes, non-drug proposals are encouraged. top

What project deliverables are required?

What project deliverables are required?

Projects are expected to yield results that will advance knowledge and innovation in Sickle Cell Disease research. It is expected that results will be presented at scientific meetings and published in peer reviewed journals within 1-2 years of study start. top

What specific areas of research meet the criteria for ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards?

What areas of research meet the criteria for ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease research funding?

Pfizer will consider applications for research projects which address laboratory investigation or clinical research in Sickle Cell Disease. Examples of research topics are listed for guidance; however, other applications will be considered. top
 

Innovative research may be in any of the following areas:

Are the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards open to researchers working outside the United States?

Are the 2016 ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards open to researchers working outside the United States?

No. The 2016 ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease research grants are open to researchers from the US. It is possible that in future years the program will be open to applicants from other countries. Applicants should also confirm with, and/or secure appropriate approval from their institution if there is any conflict of interest by receiving research award funding from Pfizer. top

Are the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards renewable?

Are the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards renewable?

No. Each ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Award is a one-time, non-renewable research grant, to be paid in milestones based upon progress updates. top

Can ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Award funding be used to purchase equipment?

Can ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Award funding be used to purchase equipment?

No. ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease research funds may not be used to purchase equipment, although the purchase of relevant laboratory supplies is allowed. top

How are the funds dispersed?

How are the funds dispersed?

The awards will be paid in milestones, and in US Dollars. Grant monies will be distributed with up to 50% at the beginning of the award top

What are institutional overhead costs?

What are institutional overhead costs?

Institutional overhead costs are costs to the institution for the support of your study. They are not easily identifiable in an economically feasible way as exclusively related to a particular project but are necessary to conduct the grant. Some examples of these costs are human resources department costs, payroll processing and accounting costs, janitorial services, utilities, property taxes, property and liability insurance, and building maintenance. top

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