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Welcome to the Ferring Innovation Grants Portal from Ferring Research Institute.

  • At Ferring Research Institute Inc., (FRI), we believe in the power of research to identify important new therapeutics.
  • We are passionate about science and committed to exploring new directions.
  • We believe in the value of partnership and working together to move science forward.
  • We actively seek discoveries and innovation from internal and external sources.

FRI is interested in funding exploratory, discovery and preclinical research into novel drug targets that are addressable with peptides and/or proteins.

The Ferring Innovation Grants are awarded annually in December and are not renewable.

Please note we will NOT fund clinical studies, proposals that require the collection of patient biopsies, or studies to develop small molecules or intracellular targets.  The use of existing human samples in the proposal is allowed.

FRI’s therapeutic areas include

  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Reproductive Health
  • Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes, Obesity)
  • Urology

Latest Recipients

  • Stuart Brierley – Flinders University
  • James Deane – Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Laurent Derre – Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
  • Renjie Jin – Vanderbilt University
  • Florenta Kullmann – University of Pittsburgh
  • Mireille Lahoud – Monash University
  • Padma Murthi – Monash University
  • Markus Muttenthaler – University of Queensland
  • Rodrigo Pacheco – Fundación Ciencia & Vida
  • Aritro Sen – University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Marie van Dijk – Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam