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 2020, and the recipient of Simcyp’s 2019/20 Grant and Partnership Scheme (GPS), who will receive financial support from Simcyp. Many congratulations to the following universities for their work utilising Simcyp:

Most Informative Scientific Report


  • University of Florida, for the paper ‘Assessing the impact of cystic fibrosis on the antipyretic response of ibuprofen in children: physiologically-based modeling as a candle in the dark’. Cicali, B et al [PMID: 32335930 DOI: 10.1111/bcp.14326]

Joint Runners-Up

  • National University of Singapore, for the paper ‘Systematic Development and Verification of a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model of Rivaroxaban’ Cheong, E.J.Y.C et al [PMID: 31506301 DOI: 10.1124/dmd.119.086918]
  • University of Sydney, for the paper ‘Implementation of a physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling approach to guide optimal dosing regimens for imatinib and potential drug interactions in paediatrics’ Adiwidjaja, J. et al [PMID: 32082165 PMCID: PMC7002565 DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2019.01672]

Most Effective Teaching Application


  • University of Manchester for the course ‘MPharm Pharmacy’ taught by Prof. Aleksandra Galetin, Prof. Leon Aarons, Dr Kayode Ogungbenro and Dr Daniel Scotcher, supported by Graduate Teaching Assistants

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)

Grant And Partnership Scheme (GPS) 2019/20

  • University of Washington for a three-year PhD project entitled: ‘Can protein-mediated uptake explain lack of accurate IVIVE of transporter-mediated hepatic clearance of drugs?’ [Principal Investigator: Professor Jashvant D. Unadkat, 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

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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