Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 11/9/2023

Translational Medicine Faculty Starter Grant

The PhRMA Foundation Faculty Starter Grant in Translational Medicine offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers at the faculty level at an accredited U.S. university. Applicants must be within the first five years of their independent status.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2024 @ 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time (ET)

Areas of Interest

Applicants should work with clinical collaborators to identify unmet clinical needs. Proposals should integrate innovative technologies, with advanced biological, chemical, diagnostic, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in areas that include but not are limited to:

  • Genetics (Molecular, Pharmaco-, Population, Medical)
  • Genomics (Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative)
  • Systems (Biology and Pharmacology)
  • Pathways and Networks
  • Integrative Biology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Target Identification and Validation
  • Biomarker Identification and Validation
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Imaging
  • Disease Modeling
Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must be full-time, promotion-eligible, research-intensive faculty employed at a PhD and/or MS degree-granting accredited U.S. university.
  • Applicants must be within the first five years of independent status
  • Applicants must be eligible to apply for independent external research funding by their university.
  • Applicants should not have other substantial sources of research funding. Individuals receiving only intramural funding or start-up funding from their university are eligible to apply. (Applicants are ineligible if they are the principal investigator of an R01 from the National Institutes of Health or a career award from the National Science Foundation.)
  • The Foundation will not consider multiple applications for the same or similar efforts on the same project. If multiple applicants are submitting proposed efforts on the same project, the efforts must be separate activities and not duplicative. This pertains to applications in both categories of our translational medicine programs (postdoctoral fellowships and faculty starter grants).
Amount Description

The program provides a research grant of $100,000 for one year.

Funding Type