Simcyp Academic Awards, Grant and Partnership Scheme (GPS)

Each year, Certara’s Simcyp Division celebrates the application of the Simcyp PBPK Simulator in research and its use in teaching the new generation of scientists. More than 100 academic institutions use Simcyp for teaching and research. We are very pleased to announce the winners of the Simcyp Academic Awards 2021, and the recipient of Simcyp’s 2020/21 Grant and Partnership Scheme (GPS), who will receive financial support from Simcyp. Many congratulations to the following universities for their work utilizing Simcyp:

Most Informative Scientific Report


Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, for the paper Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Central Nervous System Pharmacokinetics of CDK4/6 Inhibitors to Guide Selection of Drug and Dosing Regimen for Brain Cancer Treatment. Jing Li, Jun Jiang, Jianmei Wu, Xun Bao, Nader Sanai. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Feb; 109(2): 494 –506. PMID: 32799335 PMCID: PMC7854954 DOI: 10.1002/cpt.2021.

Prior Winners

2010Flinders University
2011University of Hawaii
University of Gothenburg (Joint Winners)
2012The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
2013University of Liverpool
2014Wayne State UniversityUniversity of Bath (Runner-Up)
2015The Hamner Institutes for Health SciencesHeinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf (Runner-Up)
2016Geneva University Hospitals
2017Goethe University Frankfurt
2018Wayne State University
2019Flinders University
2020University of FloridaNational University of Singapore
University of Sydney (Joint runners-up)
2021Karmanos Cancer Institute,
Wayne State University

Most Effective Teaching Application


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the following courses, taught by Ioannis  S. Vizirianakis, PhD, Associate Professor and George A. Mystridis, M.Sc., PhD Candidate

  • M.Sc. in Precision Medicine / Innovative methodologies in new drug development
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Pharmacy / Preclinical and clinical evaluation of drugs

Prior Winners

2010University of Gothenburg
2013Dalhousie University
2016Long Island University
2019Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2020University of Manchester
2021Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Grant And Partnership Scheme (GPS) 2020/21

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a three-year PhD studentship project, for William Murphy, PharmD, entitled: ‘Understanding Changes in Transporter Activity During Disease Progression: A Prerequisite for Precision Dosing in Liver Disease’. [Principal Investigator: Professor Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., PhD.]

Prior GPS Recipients:

2011 Flinders University of Adelaide, Australia
2012 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
2013 University of Washington, USA
2014 University of Manchester, UK
2015 Radboud University Medical Center, the Netherlands
2016 University of Washington, USA
2017 Long Island University, USA
2018 University of Birmingham, UK
2019 University of Washington, USA

Eligible institutions who hold a valid Simcyp Software Academic Licence are invited to submit research proposals to obtain funding as part of the annual Grant and Partnership Scheme (GPS). A maximum of £30,000 per annum (total costs of project) is available for PhD studentships up to three years in duration or £50,000 per annum (total costs of project) for Post-Doctoral research up to two years in duration is available. Applications are invited on an annual basis through a two-stage submission procedure. Submission of preliminary proposals for the 2021/22 will open on Monday 2nd August 2021, closing on Monday 27th September 2021. Those chosen to submit a full application will be contacted at the beginning of November with a deadline to submit the full application by early December 2021. For more information and application criteria for this year’s scheme, please contact

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