ASPIRE-Sicklecell

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Is there a time limit for conducting the funded research?

Is there a time limit for conducting the funded research?

Research is expected to be completed and submitted for presentation/publication within 1-2 years of study start. top

Can an exception be made for certain applicants regarding the eligibility criteria to the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards?

Can an exception be made for certain applicants regarding the eligibility criteria to the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards?

The eligibility requirements have been carefully designed to attract appropriate candidates. In keeping with the purpose and intention of the ASPIRE grants and to be equitable between applicants, applicants must meet all the criteria in order to be considered for a grant. Submissions outside these parameters will not be considered. top

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 and Canada?

Are the 2018 ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards open to researchers working outside the United States and Canada?

No. The 2018 ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease research grants are open to researchers from the US and Canada. 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

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