2022/2023 Global Obesity ASPIRE

Funding Agency:
Pfizer Inc.

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 expert review panel  (ERP) to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the specific gaps in research, practice or care as outlined in the specific RFP. 

The following types of research will be considered in-scope:

a. Basic science, pre-clinical research, and clinical research that aligns with the in-scope research topics.

b. Animal experimentation related to human biology.  

c. Physiological, cellular, molecular and translational research 

Letter of Intent (LOI) due date: October 11, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope • Global

• Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or medical practice groups. • The applicant (PI) must have a medical or postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work. • Applicant must be affiliated with a host institution. • Both early career and experienced investigators are encouraged to apply and consideration will be given to all proposals meeting the selection criteria



Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to USD $250,000 will be considered. Pfizer anticipates a total fund of USD $1,000,000.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 11, 2022