Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

2022 Rheumatology Fellowship Competitive Grant Program

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a specific area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an external review panel (ERP). Institutions are invited to submit an application as outlined in the specific RFP.

The goal of this RFP is to offer salary support for Rheumatology Fellowship programs. It is our intent to support fellowship programs at institutions with clinical training programs in regions where there are continued workforce challenges and have a strong focus on clinical practice, research, and education to further the understanding of rheumatological diseases. Programs that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in rheumatology, address health care disparities, social determinants of health and/or include a focus on the pediatric rheumatology patient, will also be considered. Grants will be awarded based on the strength of the requesting organization’s ability to provide expert mentorship, training, and guidance to the fellow.

Full Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope • United States

  • Accredited, US-based academic institution.
  • Do not include the name of the potential fellow(s) in application materials. This grant will be awarded to an institution, not an individual.
  • Institutions with fellowship programs that include independent research and a strong mentoring program. Clinical training may be included in the program but is not required.
  • No aspect of the fellowship program can benefit Pfizer’s business or a Pfizer asset.
  • Examples of independent research include: observational studies and outcomes research studies where the primary focus is the scientific understanding of disease; use of screening tools and their impact on improvement of patient health.
    • Examples of research that would not be eligible include research involving the study and/or evaluation of any pharmaceutical product and basic science and/or fundamental research (in animal model, in-vitro, etc.).
  • Examples of clinical training include: educational time with an interdisciplinary team in review of case examples and relevant didactic training as well as use of tools for improvement in patient health for specific therapeutic areas or conditions.
  • Fellow time spent in the clinical setting that is supported through grant funds must not be billed as patient care.
Amount Description

Grant funding is available to support one fellow for up to a year at $80,000. The budget can include salary and support of the fellow benefits. Grant funds cannot be used for overhead or indirect costs. Funding will be awarded to the institution, not an individual.

Funding Type