Our mission is to support high quality educational programs for US HCPs that will improve patient care.
We will evaluate professional medical education grant requests that are independent of commercial bias and non-promotional in nature. Professional medical education grants can be requested to support a variety of different activities, including live events, web-based education, and enduring materials.
We will accept grant requests for professional medical education programs from the following types of organizations:
Academic medical centers, medical universities
Hospitals, community health centers
Professional medical associations/societies
Accredited continuing medical education providers
Medical education companies
We will also evaluate grant requests in support of research fellowships and awards from academic medical centers, medical universities and professional medical associations/societies. Individual recipients of these fellowships/awards should not have already been selected and Novartis can have no role in the selection of the recipient. Further Novartis funds cannot be used towards the physical award (eg plaque, trophy, etc).
In order to be considered, a complete grant application package must be submitted via the online portal at least 60 calendar days prior to the event date. If the completed grant application package is not received at least 60 days prior to the event date, the grant request may be denied.
Grant submissions for post-congress reviews/highlights must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the start date of the medical congress.
Required documents for submitting a Professional Medical Education Grant request
Please do not consider any request approved until you have received written documentation from Novartis that your application has been approved for funding and all of the required paperwork, including a counter-signed original Letter of Agreement, has been received by you. Any expenses incurred prior to receiving written support of the program by Novartis are taken at your own risk.
Previous support by Novartis does NOT guarantee future support as each request is evaluated on individual merit. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the US Professional Medical Education or Patient Advocacy Teams. Please do NOT contact your sales representative, medical science liaison, regional scientific director, or marketing personnel regarding the status of a request.
Novartis will review each submission in a timely manner. Your prompt response to requests for any additional information is critical to this process and appreciated.
Novartis is aware of the growing need for education and support for the medical and patient/caregiver communities. Many more requests are received than can be funded and we regret that we cannot accommodate every request. However, your submission will receive a fair and thorough review. In return, please take time to consider how your program fits within the therapeutic areas of interest for Novartis and the established regulations, laws and guidelines before submitting a request.