Informatics Sabbatical Fellowships

Funding Agency:
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

The goal of the Informatics program is to promote development and use of informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. Informatics awards support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in the following areas:

  • Genetics Proteomics
  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • Medical (human) Pathways and Networks
  • Pharmaco- Integrative Biology
  • Population Modeling and Simulation

Genomics Molecular Epidemiology

  • Functional
  • Structural
  • Toxico-
  • Pharmaco-
  • Comparative

.Deadline: Sep. 1, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible applicants must 1) hold a Ph.D., Pharm.D., M.D. or Sc.D. degree in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed post doctoral activities, 2) hold a faculty appointment that presents eligibility for sabbatical leave from their institution, 3) have institutional approval of a sabbatical plan that includes partial salary matching the PhRMA Foundation stipend, and 4) have an endorsement from a mentor who agrees to sponsor the applicant’s visiting scientist activity.
  • Eligible candidates will have approval for sabbatical leave from their institution and a commitment from the research mentor who will host them at the visiting institution.
  • The applicant and mentor of the program must describe how the multidisciplinary goals of the research experiential program will be accomplished, and provide assurance that key collaborating mentors endorse and are willing to support the plan.
  • Matching funds must be provided by the institution.
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.



Amount Description

  • This fellowship primarily encourages mid-career scientists to engage in a year-long experiential program that will refocus their core research on areas of emerging importance in informatics.
  • Awards may be activated beginning January 1, 2019, or on the first day of any month thereafter, up to and including December 1, 2019.
  • A stipend of $40,000, payable quarterly for a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year, will be provided.
  • The program provides no other subsidies (travel, tuition, fringe benefits, indirect institutional costs, etc.).
  • The award will be made to the institution on behalf of the fellow.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 1, 2019