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Request for Research Proposals - 2013 ASPIRE Awards in Adult Vaccine Research

10 Apr 2013 9:02 AM | Russell Benefield

Request for Proposals

Pfizer invites investigators to apply for the 2013 ASPIRE Awards in Adult Vaccine Research through submission of innovative research proposals that evaluate the epidemiology and burden of pneumococcal disease in adults with underlying disease comorbidities and/or those living in long-term community settings.




The 2013 ASPIRE Awards in Adult Vaccine Research are open to all investigators (senior and junior) provided that specific eligibility requirement are met. Applicants currently enrolled in a fellowship or postdoctoral program are eligible provided the applicant identifies an experienced mentor.  Applicants currently enrolled in a residency program are NOT eligible.


Available Awards

Pfizer is funding awards up to a maximum of $100,000 USD* each (including direct costs, institutional overhead costs, and indirect costs) for one year.

Independent, External Review Committee

The ASPIRE applications will be reviewed by an independent, external review committee comprised of medical and scientific experts.  Grants will be awarded based upon: 

• Scientific merit of the research proposal

• Qualifications of the applicant

• Relevance of proposed research to the program's mission

• Evidence of the applicant's commitment to an academic research career

• Evidence of a suitable research environment

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by 11:59pm EST on July 2, 2013.

For more information about this and other competitive research grant programs, please visit


2013 ASPIRE Award brochure 

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