The PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship programs provide two-year stipend support to well-trained graduates from PhD programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. These fellowships are designed for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials.
Fellowships are two-year awards and provide from $50,000 to $60,000 per year in stipend support.
Eligible applicants must 1) hold a PhD degree or appropriate terminal research doctorate in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed postdoctoral activities or 2) expect to receive the PhD before activating the award.
The awards support candidates proposing to gain new skills in relevant areas. Postdoctoral applicants should be within their first two years of postdoctoral studies at the time the award begins. Applications requesting funds to continue an existing postdoctoral program beyond a 4th year will not be considered.
One of the objectives of this fellowship is to gain new skills and therefore an ideal candidate will be conducting their research in a new laboratory and not where their graduate work was performed.
The sponsor (mentor) of the postdoctoral program must describe how the multidisciplinary goals of the research training program will be accomplished and provide assurance that key collaborating mentors endorse and are willing to support the training plan.
This award is intended solely as a stipend and may not be used otherwise. If necessary, the institution may supplement the award to a level that is consistent with other postdoctoral fellowships it offers. An individual may not simultaneously hold or interrupt any other fellowship providing stipend support while the PhRMA Foundation Fellowship is active.
These funds are non-transferable. This fellowship may not be used for travel, tuition, fringe benefits or indirect costs. Unspent funds will be returned to the PhRMA Foundation upon the fellowship’s conclusion.