Target validation and drug discovery funding available from Pfizer for projects within their core therapeutic areas

Pfizer's Centres for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI), is a unique joint drug discovery model focused on collaborating with global universities to translate and transform concepts into breakthroughs that change patients' lives.

The CTI 2021 Call for Proposals is focused on identifying novel therapeutic opportunities in the areas outlined below with application in Pfizer’s core research focus areas: oncology, inflammation & immunology, internal medicine and rare disease.

Please be advised that the Zoom information session with Dr Anand Gautam, Executive Director & Emerging Science Lead, Asia Pacific, Pfizer has been rescheduled for Thursday, 8th April at 11:00am.  Please register now to receive the Zoom link for this session.  Should you also wish to meet with Dr Gautam to discuss your research as a potential pre-proposal application, please email UniQuest and indicate your availability on Thursday 8th April between 12pm and 4pm, and we will be in touch with you to confirm arrangements.

Collaboration with CTI provides access to Pfizer R&D strengths, resources and capabilities to help guide and advance novel scientific approaches:

  • each investigator is paired with a scientific champion at Pfizer
  • funding is provided for project-specific research in the academic lab with the ability to publish
  • complementary biology and drug discovery are performed at Pfizer.

Core research focus areas: Oncology, Inflammation & Immunology, Internal Medicine, Rare Disease.  Download the Pfizer CTI flyer to check if your research fits their core therapeutic areas.

Next steps:

  • Register for the Zoom information session with Dr Anand Gautam of Pfizer scheduled for Thursday 8th April at 11:00am.
  • Download the pre-proposal application form and discuss with UniQuest
  • Email UniQuest if you want to meet with Dr Gautam to discuss your research as a potential application
  • Submit pre-proposal to by 21st June 2021.

Pfizer Centres for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI)

Call for Proposals for is now open

Submit completed applications to by 21st June 2021

Applications that are submitted early will be reviewed by UniQuest and Pfizer on a rolling basis.

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