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Application Guide

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How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted to Pfizer through an online submission website. Please click on the link below to be routed to Pfizer’s global investigator-initiated research website. Click on “Submit an IIR Request” and follow the online instructions. If this is your first time visiting the portal you must first “Create an Account”.

Applicants must select “EU 2014 ASPIRE Awards in Vaccine Research” from the dropdown list of Competitive Grants Programs

Required Documents

Completed submissions must be accompanied by the following documents:*

  • Cover letter on institution letterhead
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae (CV) (limited to 3 pages) or a NIH biosketch (limited to 4 pages)
  • The 3 most relevant articles from the applicant’s scientific publications (if applicable)
  • Description of available laboratory facilities (if applicable)
  • Listing of other research support available with a description of overlap and, if applicable, a listing of consenting collaborators (including CVs)
  • Bibliography of relevant references
  • Itemized budget for proposed research
  • For Junior investigators (within 5 years of terminal training or those enrolled in a fellowship or postdoctoral program) the following documents are also required:
    • A letter of endorsement from the applicant’s sponsoring department chairman, division director or equivalent which clearly identifies the applicant’s mentor for the project
    • A letter of commitment from the applicant’s mentor

* Online submission system has capacity to upload protocol, budget, CV and six additional attachments. Please combine additional documents if necessary.

Application Deadline

  • Applications must be received by 11:59pm EST on April 9, 2014.
  • Addenda, supplemental materials, changes, or updates will not be accepted after the deadline.

Application Process


To Apply for a EU 2014 ASPIRE Awards in Vaccine Research


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