Genentech/Roche supports grants for independent medical education in an effort to further the advance of medicine and healthcare by improving the knowledge of the medical community.
Independent Medical Education (IME) is generally defined as education for healthcare professionals (HCPs) provided by an independent educational provider, such as a community hospital, academic center, society/association or medical education & communication company.
Grant requests must identify unmet educational needs of a target audience and demonstrate how the program will address the unmet educational needs, and encourage the improvement of medicine and healthcare. The selection of medium and format should be commensurate with the educational needs, the audience, learning preferences, geography, content, and other factors that contribute to educational effectiveness.
Responsibility and control over the selection, content, faculty, educational methods, materials, and venue for an independent medical education event belongs solely to the organizers of the event. Genentech/Roche will not provide any advice or guidance to the independent medical education provider (even if asked) regarding the content or faculty for any program that has received funding.
Grant requests must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the project/program start date. The following documents are required to submit your application:
Funding Request System Resources
Learn more about the funding request process.
Genentech/Roche will consider funding requests in the following disease states:
Organizations which also perform promotional activities must have sufficient separation (firewalls) between the grant requestor's or partner's promotional and medical education business units.
Learn more about Genentech's firewall requirements.
Your organization must not be:
If your organization is an accredited provider but you will be utilizing a non-accredited third party implementation provider to implement the proposed activity:
In order to be eligible the funding must not be used for:
The Expanded Learning Model for Systems (TELMS) White Paper
Coordinated Learning to Improve Evidence-based Care: A Model for Continuing Education for the New Healthcare Environment, by John Ruggiero, Caroline Robinson and Nancy Paynter.
In order to educate healthcare professionals to contribute to the societal goals of the Triple Aim and deliver patient-centered care in a context of accelerated knowledge growth, continuing education design, implementation, and evaluation should address not only learning impact and behavior change at the level of the individual, but also at the level of teams, organizations, and systems. Accordingly, we propose a new learning engagement model to support a quality-focused approach to continuing education that can help to narrow the gap between knowledge generation and knowledge translation, and achieve care coordination.
Learn more about Coordinated Learning to Improve Evidence-based Care
An organization with a written policy to discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender expression and/or identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other protected status is ineligible for funding.
Call for Grant Notifications (CGNs) have specified deadlines for application submission and will be posted on this website periodically throughout the year. For other funding requests, Genentech has a rolling review policy when evaluating funding requests for independent medical education, which means that we do not have a specific deadline for which funding requests must be received. This allows qualified requestors the opportunity to apply anytime during year. We do, however, recommend that you submit your request as early as possible. To ensure adequate opportunity for review, decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. You will usually hear back from Genentech prior to the project/program start date.
All grants must abide by the terms in the Genentech Letter of Agreement (LOA), which is issued to an authorized signer of your organization once the application is approved. You must agree to the terms of the LOA before any funding is issued. If you have any questions on the agreement terms, please contact us at (877) 313-5778.
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Guidelines
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals
American Medical Association (AMA) Ethical Guidelines for Gifts to Physicians From Industry
FDA Guidance on Industry-Supported Scientific and Educational Activities
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