Eligibility Criteria for Application

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for the ARISTA-USA program:

  • The principal investigator holds a MD, PhD, or PharmD.
  • The principal investigator and institution must be based in the United States.
  • All research must be conducted in accordance with the US regulatory, legal, and ethical guidelines, including posting on a clinical trial registry where appropriate. BMS/Pfizer assumes no responsibility for the conduct of the selected studies.
  • The principal investigator is not receiving or will not receive funding from other pharmaceutical companies or National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the submitted research proposal.

Additional conditions

  • A total of $3,000,000 will be used to fund 5−8 individual research proposals up to $800,000 each, as ranked by the external review committee. Under exceptional circumstances the Independent Review Committee reserves the right to accept a proposal that exceeds the indicated value. In any case, the total funding amount for the ARISTA-USA program remains the same.
  • The study must start within 6 months of contract execution and the duration of study treatment and follow-up should not exceed 2 years. All funded research should merit submission as an abstract to scientific meetings and subsequent publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • All above criteria must be met for valid submission to the ARISTA-USA program for funding.

To request further information on the program please contact queries@arista-usa.com



The ARISTA-USA application process is currently closed.

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