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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

Does the funding include institutional overhead costs and indirect costs?

Does the funding include institutional overhead costs and indirect costs?

Yes, the funding award includes indirect costs, and institutional overhead costs (up to 28%). Final budgets of those studies awarded a grant will be reviewed for fair market value before the contracting process begins. top

Is the funding a per-annum or per-study amount?

Is the funding a per-annum or per-study amount?

Each Research Award funds the entire research period (i.e. per study) and is not a sum paid per year. top

How many ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards are available?

How many ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards are available?

The intent of the 2018 ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease program is to fund at least one grant of up to US $55,000 (inclusive of institutional overheads). Grant monies will be distributed in milestone payments, in US Dollars, with up to 50% at the beginning of the award. top

What is the role of Pfizer in the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards?

What is the role of Pfizer in the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards?

While Pfizer fully funds the ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease research grants, applications will be reviewed and grant awardees will be ranked by an independent, external expert panel (External Review Committee). Pfizer will provide infrastructure and administrative support to facilitate the application and the review process as well as notify applicants and distribute awards. top

Who is eligible to apply for ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards?

Who is eligible to apply for ASPIRE Sickle Cell Disease Research Awards?

The applicant (PI) must have a medical degree (MD or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work, who resides and practices in the United States or Canada. top

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