PhRMA Foundation

PhRMA: Informatics - Pre Doctoral Fellowhips

Program Summary

The goal of the Informatics Program is to promote the use of informatics in an integrative approach to the understanding of biological and disease processes. Informatics awards are intended to support career development for scientists engaged in cutting-edge research in information technology and experimental validation, thus advancing the integration of molecular and clinical approaches into problems of pharmacological concern.

This program provides up to two years of stipend funding to support the research activities of the doctoral program and only after course work has been completed. An applicant must be a full-time student and the Department Chair or graduate officer is expected to verify the applicant's doctoral candidacy.

To provide assistance in the advanced stages of this training, the PhRMA Foundation program aims to support promising students during their thesis research. The program provides a stipend and funds to cover costs incidental to the student's academic training. Applications will be accepted to support a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. The program is designed for candidates who expect to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. in fields of informatics in two years or less from the time the fellowship begins.

The program expects the fellows to devote full-time (including summers) to their research. The PhRMA Foundation fellowship may not be used to supplement funds from other fellowships, traineeships or assistantships, unless necessary to make stipend levels compliant with institutional policy. The focus of the program is to assist in the predoctoral training of the candidate. It should not be viewed as a program to fund a research project. Highest priority will be given to applications which support the goal of the Informatics Programs as noted above.


Due to the high demand for this fellowship, the PhRMA Foundation will accept only two applications per academic institution.

Award Information 

Internal Selection Procedure

The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominees. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:

1.  A two page CV; and

2.  A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:

3.  Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.

The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012. The selected nominees will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Saturday, September 1, 2012.

Proposal Due to OVPRED07/23/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF08/25/2012
Date Due to Sponsor09/01/2012
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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