Grant Request Process

  • The mission of the Novartis Office of Grants and Education (NOGE) and the Novartis Oncology Office of Grants and Education (OGE) is to support high quality educational programs for healthcare professionals that will improve patient care and which are fully compliant with all legal, regulatory and Novartis guidelines.
    Consistent with Federal Law and ethical standards under which Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation conducts business, grants must never be linked to prescribing, purchasing, formulary status or reimbursement.
    Any grant requests for activities taking place within the United States (U.S.), or including U.S. HCPs as participants must be submitted to NOGE/OGE for review and consideration.
    As a commitment to improving patient care, NOGE and OGE will evaluate educational grant requests that are independent of commercial bias and non-promotional in nature. Educational grants can be requested to support live events, web-based education, or enduring medical educational material. NOGE and OGE will accept grant requests for professional medical education programs from the following:
  • Request is submitted at least 60 days prior to program start date
  • Request is in alignment with areas of interest to Novartis
  • Needs assessment
  • Objectives are clearly defined and aligned with the needs assessment
  • Agenda is consistent with objectives
  • Budget is reasonable and cost-effective
  • Outcomes measurement plan
  • W-9 that is dated and signed within 1 year of grant submission
  • Submission Requirements In order to be considered, a complete grant application package must be submitted to NOGE/OGE 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.
    OGE Requirement: For grants that are a Post-Congress review, your grant request must be received at least 60 days prior to the start of the Medical Congress.
  • Grants requests received less than 60 days prior to the activity start date
  • Grants which are not within the identified therapeutic areas of interest (see Areas of
    Therapeutic Interest)
  • Clinical grants, including Investigator Initiated Trials. This type of grant request may be
    supported within other areas of Novartis. Please contact your local Novartis Scientific
    Operations Medical Science Liaison for more information
  • Grants to individuals
  • Personal travel
  • Expenses related to HCP attendance at major meetings to conduct post-meeting reviews
  • Website development or mass media production not associated with an accredited provider
  • Entertainment
  • Capital Campaigns, building funds or operating expenses
  • Professional career development (e.g. office/practice management skills, presentation skills,
  • Events that do not have an educational focus
  • Request for programs that have already started or are in progress
  • Service Contracts
  • Texts books or equipment related requests
  • Promotional exhibit and display fees
  • Recognition awards
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Grants requests for meals only
  • Activities held in lavish venues/resort locations are strongly discouraged
  • Travel costs for any non-faculty participants
  • Oncology: Grant requests for activities taking place outside of the U.S. and not including U.S.
    HCPs as participants. This type of funding request may be supported within other areas of
    Novartis. Please contact Global Oncology Scientific Affairs at: