Can Regional ASPIRE Endocrinology Research funding be used to purchase equipment?

Can Regional ASPIRE Endocrinology Research funding be used to purchase equipment?
No. Regional ASPIRE Endocrine 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. Initial payment will be up to 50% of the total grant and there will be payments made based on enrollment or other milestones depending on study type and country requirements. Final payment will be 15% upon receipt of study results. (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)

Does the funding include Institutional overhead costs and indirect costs?

Does the funding include Institutional overhead costs and indirect costs?
Yes, the €50,000 grant funding includes indirect costs, and institutional overhead costs. Final budgets of those studies awarded a grant will be reviewed for fair market value before the contracting process begins. (top)

How many Regional ASPIRE Endocrinology Research awards are available?

How many Regional ASPIRE Endocrinology Research awards are available?
There are a total of four, €50,000 awards available.

Please note that Pfizer cannot provide drug supply or funding to purchase Pfizer drug as part of this competitive research grant programme, (top)

Who reviews, awards the research proposals?

Who reviews, awards the research proposals?
The ASPIRE applications will be reviewed by an independent, external review committee comprised of medical and scientific experts. (top)

What is the role of Pfizer in the Regional ASPIRE Endocrinology Research awards?

What is the role of Pfizer in the Regional ASPIRE Endocrinology Research awards?
Pfizer is fully funding the Regional ASPIRE Research Awards in Endocrinology. Additionally, Pfizer is providing the infrastructure and administrative support required to facilitate the application process. (top)

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