Special Programs

Pfizer CTI Program

Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation 2017
We are pleased to alert you to a call for proposals for Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) program for the development of biotherapeutics for the treatment of various diseases. CTI supports translational programs in the therapeutic areas of Inflammation and immune disorders, Oncology, Rare monogenic genetic diseases, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Fall 2017:  Cycle 2

  • Deadline for PIs to submit a 2-3 page pre-proposal to the Innovation Office:  Friday, October 13, 2017.

Who should apply? Researchers who are:

  • working with validated drug targets tractable with biologic modalities including antibodies, ADCs, proteins and fusion proteins
  • working in CTI’s therapeutic areas of interest (see flyer below for detail)
  • interested in collaboratively developing a novel therapeutic agent to address an unmet clinical need

We are happy to discuss the program’s scope and facilitate conversations with CTI ahead of pre-proposal submission, please feel free to reach out for more details.

Pfizer offers access to its drug development capabilities and lab facilities and can fund up to 2 postdoctoral fellows. Projects are anticipated to run for several years and are aimed at achieving proof-of-mechanism.

The process: Preproposals should be submitted via email to Partners Innovation at:  phsstrategicalliances@partners.org.  Please use the Preproposal Template (see link below).   Innovation will conduct a review of each pre-proposal to ensure that no confidential or proprietary information is included, prior to forwarding to CTI.  CTI will make the decisions on which pre-proposals to advance to a full proposal stage.  Invitations will then be sent to the PI‘s to submit confidential full proposals, to be developed together with CTI personnel. Funding decisions on full proposals will be made by the CTI Partners Joint Steering Committee.

Enclosed are links to documents which provide additional detail:

Pfizer CTI - Call For Proposals - Fall 2017
CTI Pre-Proposal - Large Molecule Template 2017

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Julian Peat at jpeat@partners.org.

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