What project deliverables are required?

What project deliverables are required?
Projects are expected to yield results that will advance knowledge of the PCSK9 protein/gene in health and disease. It is expected that results will be presented at scientific meetings and published in peer reviewed journals within 3 years of study start. (top)

What specific areas of research meet the criteria for ASPIRE Cardiovascular research funding?

What areas of research meet the criteria for ASPIRE Cardiovascular research funding?
Specific scientific questions of interest are those bringing new insights into and advancing the understanding of the role of the PCSK9 protein/gene in health and disease. Projects that offer novel mechanistic insights would be welcomed.

Pre-identified research themes eligible for this research award program include:

Are the ASPIRE Cardiovascular research grants open to researchers working outside the United States?

Are the ASPIRE Cardiovascular research grants open to researchers working outside the United States?
Yes, ASPIRE Cardiovascular research grants are open to researchers from any country. All applicants should review applicable local laws, regulations, institutional policies, industrial rules, etc. prior to submission. 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 Cardiovascular research grants renewable?

Are the ASPIRE Cardiovascular research grants renewable?
No. Each ASPIRE Cardiovascular research grant is a one-time, non-renewable research grant, to be paid in milestones based progress updates. (top)

Can ASPIRE Cardiovascular research funding be used to purchase equipment?

Can ASPIRE Cardiovascular research funding be used to purchase equipment?
No. ASPIRE Cardiovascular 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)

What are indirect costs?

What are indirect costs?
Indirect costs are additional study expenses such as costs for publication, IRB/IEC review fees, supplies, software license fees, and travel. (top)

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