PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Discovery

Letter of Intent: May 1, 2024
Submission: August 29, 2024

Award Amount:$60,000 a year for up to 2 years

The PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Discovery supports individuals (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) engaged in a multidisciplinary, collaborative research training program at an accredited U.S. university that will extend their credentials in drug discovery research.

Successful drug discovery involves the innovative application and integration of multiple scientific disciplines to create efficacious, safe, and differentiated treatment options for patients. The PhRMA Foundation seeks to fund novel early-stage, exploratory drug discovery research with the potential for translation to humans, including biological validation of potential drug targets, signaling pathways, or mechanisms of disease.

Research topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Design and Generation of Pharmacological Tools
  • In Vitro and/or In Vivo Pharmacology
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Structural Biology
  • Cell Imaging
  • Single Cell Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence and Computational Approaches

Projects that focus exclusively on single aspects such as identification of and development of assays for single targets, chemical probes, biomarkers, chemical library screening, or diagnostics will not be considered for review. Project aims should have a high likelihood of completion in the award timeframe.

For more information, please see the foundation website.