Management of Metabolic Risks that Drive Liver Diseases and Increase Cardiovascular Risk in NASH

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 knowledge gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

It is our intent to provide an independent grant(s) to an organization or organizations that will focus on the management of metabolic disorders’ risks that drive liver disease outcomes and increase cardiovascular risk in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on:

• Innovative treatment approaches to reduce the risk of, slow or prevent progression to severe liver outcomes such as advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver transplant

• Understanding the linkage of NAFLD/NASH and cardiovascular disease in patients with NASH

• Understanding the contribution of NAFLD/NASH to overall morbidity and mortality risks

The submitted proposals should aim to inform the scientific and clinical community and to advance the discussion around management of liver and cardiovascular outcomes in NASH.

• Grant Application due date: June 15, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope: Global

• The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement. • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions/organizations/associations, all institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project. • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited.



Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to $200,000 USD will be considered. The estimated total available budget related to this RFP is $600,000.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

June 15, 2021