PhRMA Foundation – Drug Delivery Faculty Starter Grant

LOI Deadline: May 1, 2024
Submission Deadline: August 29, 2024

Award Amount: $100,000 for 1 Year


The PhRMA Foundation Faculty Starter Grant in Drug Delivery offers financial support to individuals beginning independent careers at the faculty level at an accredited U.S. university in drug delivery research, including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, or biomedical engineering. Applicants must be within the first three years of their independent status.

Successful proposals in Drug Delivery emphasize the quantitative understanding of the principles, pathways, and/or mechanisms underlying improved or optimized:

formulation composition and delivery modalities/technologies that enable more favorable transport (absorption, targeting, elimination) of drugs; and/or
drug dosage forms that can be manufactured to achieve higher quality, lower cost, and greater stability or flexibility.
Today’s drugs include biologics, small molecules, and cell and gene therapy. Delivering increasingly complex drugs demands thorough understanding of technologies and formulation approaches.

Research that focuses on findings that can be generalized to other systems will be prioritized. Testing the delivery of a single drug by one approach is less preferred.

For more information, please see the foundation website.