2023 Growth Hormone Research

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 general Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the research gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

Research projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will advance the medical knowledge of short stature.  Projects submitted may include: 

• Morbidities in growth disorders  

• Strategies to evaluate and treat growth disorders including Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcomes

• Comparative pathophysiology of daily vs long-acting growth hormone  

• Evaluation of adherence of daily and long-acting growth hormone treatment  

• Novel strategies to address current unmet medical needs in short stature management which could be addressed with long-acting growth hormone treatment

• Comparison of clinical effects of daily vs long-acting growth hormone

• Projects may include basic, translational or clinical research

(Note for clinical research studies requesting drug supply: Drug supply refers only to those countries where a drug has regulatory marketing authorization and commercial stock supply is available). 

Grant Application due date: Feb. 13, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope: • Global

• The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in one of the eligible countries noted above. • 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. • Pfizer believes that every person deserves to be seen, heard, and cared for, and we work to further this goal by encouraging grant requestors with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to apply. 



Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to $150,000 will be considered. Pfizer anticipates awarding a minimum of 2 projects.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 13, 2023