Biogen recently reviewed how to best support patients in our communities. As a result, several changes to the Grants and Giving Program are planned for 2016. Starting June 1, 2016, we will move to a cycled submission approach for Medical Education, Charitable Contributions, and Grant requests.
In the cycle approach, we will review applications quarterly. Each cycle will have a 30-day open submission period. After the 30 days, we will review and approve or deny applications. We will prioritize giving that aligns with our policy, therapeutic areas, and budget.
The first cycle will be June 1st – June 30th, 2016. Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants starting August 15th, 2016.
Sponsorship and Exhibit requests will still be reviewed on a rolling basis. All Sponsorships and Exhibits requests must be submitted 60 days prior to the event date. Late submissions will not be considered.
We are focused on funding programs and activities that catalyze scientific innovation, address unmet patient need, advance medical and disease education, and serve our communities. We appreciate your cooperation as we implement these new changes.
Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information.
Commitment to Those We Serve
The Biogen Grants Office supports programs and initiatives that offer the Healthcare Professional (HCP) and Patient communities with information on disease prevention, diagnosis, and management. Independent and balanced information on the latest discoveries about disease states and treatment options helps HCPs make high quality decisions and achieve better patient health outcomes.
We believe it is critical for HCPs to continue their medical education and understand the scientific and therapeutic advances in certain disease states. By funding independent medical educational programs, we help HCPs enhance their knowledge, competence, and performance in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases where clinical practice gaps exist. Evidence-based independent education helps close these gaps.
The Grants Office strives to build deep connections within Patient communities by supporting initiatives that empower and support patients, family members, and caregivers. Another aspect of our mission is to address unmet community funding needs related to requests for patient educational grants, corporate sponsorships, exhibit opportunities, and charitable contributions.