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PhRMA Foundation Grants $950K in 2024 Awards

The PhRMA Foundation provided awards to 11 early-career scientists conducting translational medicine and value assessment and health outcomes research.

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Research Areas

The PhRMA Foundation funds researchers working on the frontiers of variety of disciplines that impact patient health.


Read the latest news from the PhRMA Foundation blog.

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April 15, 2024

Application Advice From a Reviewer: Show You’re a Future Leader

A longtime PhRMA Foundation review committee member shares his insights on applying for grants and fellowships.
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April 2, 2024

Supporting New Faculty With Critical Early Research Funding

The PhRMA Foundation’s Faculty Starter Grants are designed to support promising young investigators within the first few years of their independence.
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March 26, 2024

Program Updates for the 2025 Application Cycle

For the 2025 awards cycle, the PhRMA Foundation is introducing a new award and application timeline in the Translational Medicine Program and implementing key changes to postdoctoral and faculty eligibility.
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Awardee Spotlight

Ding Quan (Quinton) Ng

  • University of California, Irvine

“I am very honored to receive the prestigious PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. It has provided the confidence to pursue independent research in improving cancer-related health outcomes, specifically in cancer survivorship and supportive care.”

Grants & Fellowships

The PhRMA Foundation catalyzes the careers of promising researchers through competitive, peer-reviewed grants and fellowships.

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Predoctoral Fellowships

PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships provide up to two years in stipend support for full-time graduate students who are engaged in thesis research and have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to two years of stipend support to promising postdoctoral trainees who seek to further develop and refine their research skills.

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Faculty Starter Grants

PhRMA Foundation Faculty Starter Grants provide support to promising young scientists beginning independent research careers at the faculty level.

Special Awards

The PhRMA Foundation periodically offers special funding opportunities to address specific research questions or topics of interest.


The PhRMA Foundation owes its success to the pharmaceutical companies that have provided generous support over the past 60 years.