Independent Medical Education Grant Funding

As part of our mission to further the advancement of medicine and healthcare, Novartis Gene Therapies provides support for independent accredited and non-accredited medical education for healthcare professionals.

Funding requests including for live presentations, written enduring materials, online courses, and conference symposia from organizations (e.g. hospitals, universities, societies, medical-education vendors) will be reviewed and assessed in conjunction with Novartis Gene Therapies' goal to help physicians and other healthcare professionals to obtain information and insights that contribute to the improvement of patient care and the advancement of medicine.

Novartis Gene Therapies supports Medical Education Grants that address:

  • Education of health care providers including trainees, allied health professionals and payers
  • Advancing the understanding of the SMA disease state and gene therapies addressing rare, life threatening diseases
  • Improving health care providers' understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, and comorbidities of SMA
  • Quality, reimbursement, access to care

Disease States and Areas of Interest:

  • Gene therapy and AAV
  • SMA Diagnosis and management
  • SMA Treatment landscape

Novartis Gene Therapies supports organizations, activities and initiatives that satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

  • Broadens health care professionals' knowledge and understanding of disease states and treatment options
  • Supports a documented educational need
  • Enhances the understanding of emerging therapies and incorporates evidence-based medicine where applicable
  • Supports general activities of a nonprofit 501(c)(3) or global equivalent
  • Supports patient advocacy programs for quality health care

The following organizations are eligible to submit a request for grant funding:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Hospitals
  • Medical education communication companies
  • Medical/professional associations
  • Medical schools and other health science schools
  • Patient support/advocacy groups
  • Universities/colleges
  • Tax-exempt organizations (for example, in the U.S., 501(c)(3) entities)

Novartis Gene Therapies will consider funding any of these types of eligible programs for education grants:

  • Continuing medical education (CME)
  • Satellite symposia
  • Visiting professorships
  • Grand rounds
  • Patient education events
  • Regional seminars
  • Fellowship support
  • Society meetings
  • Enduring material (print, audio, digital)

To apply for a Novartis Gene Therapies Medical Education grant, please click below. The application form must be completed in full and is required in order to help us evaluate your grant request.