Translational medicine is a discipline focused on bridging discoveries in experimental and computational research to their application in clinical practice. To be successful, this requires working with clinicians to first identify critical unmet clinical needs. The PhRMA Foundation’s 2022 Translational Medicine Award program offers postdoctoral fellowships and research starter grants to deserving researchers focused on developing solutions to complex clinical problems.
The goal of the program is to promote the development of an integrative approach that addresses clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention using both experimental and computational methods.
Translational Medicine awards will advance training and support career development of early-career scientists engaged in research that significantly addresses specific clinician-defined problems and integrates innovative technologies with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies.
Research areas could include (but not are limited to):
  • Genetics (Molecular, Pharmaco-, Population, Medical)
  • Genomics (Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative)
  • Systems (Biology and Pharmacology)
  • Pathways and Networks
  •  Integrative Biology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Target Identification and Validation
  • Biomarker Discovery and Validation
  • Vaccine Development
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Imaging
  • Disease Modeling
The application portal for this year’s PhRMA Foundation Translational Medicine awards is now open and applications are due February 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST. Recipients of awards will be notified no later than April 15, 2022. Postdoctoral fellowships are provided for two years and offer $60,000 in stipend support per year. Research starter grants are provided for one year and offer funding of $100,000.
We encourage PhRMA Foundation alumni and other stakeholders to forward this announcement on to colleagues who may be interested!
How to Apply
The PhRMA Foundation is using ProposalCentral for its grant application process. This system requires applicants to create a profile and associate themselves with a U.S. university or research institution with which they have an appointment or pre-existing affiliation. Visit to get started. All applications and letters of support are due by February 10, 2022. Note: Should you have questions when creating your profile, please contact customer service at or 703-964-5840.
For more information, visit the PhRMA Foundation website, You may also call 202-572-7756.