april, 2018

03apr1:30 pm3:00 pmPfizer CTI Open Office Hours1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Partners HealthCare Innovation is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 call for pre-proposals (https://innovation.partners.org/about/special-programs) is now open for the Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) program. Pfizer CTI program collaborates with leading academic medical centers, the NIH and foundations to speed the translation of novel targets to the clinic. Enroll here.
Office Hours

Time: Tuesday, April 3rd, 1:30 – 3pm
Location: Zinner Breakout Room, Floor 1, Shapiro Building.
Drop in with questions for Nader Halim,PhD (External Science & Innovation, Pfizer), and Julian Peat, PhD, from PHS Innovation about submitting a pre-proposal.

Direction to the Zinner Breakout Room (70 Francis Street): The Zinner Breakout Room is located in the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at 70 Francis Street, Boston, MA. Upon entering the building at the street level, walk straight towards the escalators in the rear of the building. The Zinner Conference Center is located on your right; the Breakout room is through the large doors on the left.

We encourage PIs to discuss their ideas with Pfizer ahead of submission – please drop in to the Office Hours or contact Julian Peat at jpeat@partners.org to set up a conversation. 


Who should apply?
Researchers who are:
  • Working with validated drug targets tractable with biologic modalitiesincluding antibodies, ADCs, proteins and fusion proteins. (Projects better suited to small molecules may also be considered under an alternative Pfizer program).
  • Working in CTI’s therapeutic areas of interest
  • Interested in collaboratively developing a novel therapeutic agent to address an unmet clinical need

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.

Please use the CTI Template to prepare a non-confidential pre-proposal (maximum length 3 pages)

How to submit
phsstrategicalliances@partners.org (Please submit pre-proposals only to Partners HealthCare Innovation at this email and not to any CTI contact directly)

Deadline for submission: Friday, April 20th, 2018 .



(Tuesday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Zinner Breakout Room

70 Francis Street


Brigham Research Institutebwhbri@partners.org