Over the past 48 years, the PhRMA Foundation has helped thousands of scientists advance their careers and has inspired new generations to enter biopharmaceutical research. The early-career support provided by the PhRMA Foundation has been a catalyst for our scientists to become leaders in their organizations and fields. Our programs help build a larger pool of highly-trained researchers to meet the growing needs of academic institutions, the government and the research-intensive pharmaceutical industry.
The PhRMA Foundation funds scientists at critical points in their research careers to support and reward innovation in disciplines essential to the development of safe and effective medicines. The PhRMA Foundation offers competitive pre and post doctoral fellowships, sabbatical fellowships, and research starter grants to advance science in pharmacology, toxicology, informatics, pharmaceutics, and health outcomes. The Foundation also offers a Comparative Effectiveness Research Center of Excellence Award.
PhRMA Foundation award recipients will continue to play an instrumental role in substantial achievements in medicine for the benefit of public health and ultimately the patient.
Learn more about past grant and award recipients. Download a PDF version of the Foundation's Annual Report. [ 2012 Annual Report ]
Curricular Advances for Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Conference
January 28 & 29, 2014
Pew Conference Center, Washington, D.C.
This conference was about strengthening curricula for comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient centered outcomes research (PCOR). The objective of the conference was for attendees to depart with a forward-looking view of the scope of the field, enhanced understanding of the didactic and practical approaches that institutions are using to prepare a workforce skilled in CER/PCOR, and with ideas for developing new courses or revising the offerings at their own institutions. The conference was co-sponsored by the PhRMA Foundation, AHRQ and PCORI.
The 120 attendees, representing 50 unique academic institutions and life sciences industries, also included representatives from the Federal government, professional organizations and health plans.
To access the conference report and meeting materials, click on this link:
Assessing the Benefits of Treating Cancer
Call for Applications
The innovations in cancer treatment evaluation grant offers funding for research focused on describing or quantifying the many social, economic, and patient-centered benefits of innovation in cancer treatment. We are currently offering three types of awards, including a pre-doctoral fellowship, a post-doctoral fellowship, and a research starter grant for research faculty at the beginning of their careers. For more information, please see the linked solicitation for proposals, or contact Clara Soh at
with questions. Deadline for applications is May 16, 2014.
Pharmacology/Toxicology [view brochure] (Deadline: September 1, 2013) (closed for 2014 awards)
Informatics [view brochure] (Deadline: September 1, 2013) (closed for 2014 awards)
Pharmaceutics [view brochure] (Deadline: September 1, 2013) (closed for 2014 awards)
Center of Excellence for Comparative Effectiveness Research [view flier]
(Deadline September 15, 2013) (closed for 2014 awards)
Adherence Improvement Young Investigator Grant Program [view brochure]
(Deadline: October 1, 2013) (closed for 2014 awards)
Clinical Pharmacology (view information) (view flier) (Deadline: February 1, 2014)
- Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship ( view details )
- Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pharmacology ( view details )
Health Outcomes [view brochure] (Deadline: February 1, 2014)
Translational Medicine and Therapeutics [view brochure] Application Deadline: February 1, 2014
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