The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry permits the award of grants by the pharmaceutical industry in order to enhance patient care, or benefit the NHS and maintain patient care. Celgene is proud to assist healthcare professionals in their pursuit of excellent patient care by supporting patient-centred projects and educational opportunities in response to an unsolicited request.
Assessment of a Grant Request
Each year we receive many grant requests. Whilst we cannot provide funding for every request we receive, we try to support as many as possible, evaluating each request on its merits.
Grant requests, such as an educational grant towards a meeting or service enhancement with the purpose of furthering medical and scientific research or to enhance patient care or benefit the NHS and maintain patient care will be considered.
Requests for support for personal development (such as MSc support) or requests for support for congress attendance will not be considered.
This online application process is not to be used to request support for research projects, clinical trials, including investigator initiated studies, or for any request from a patient organisation. Requests for support for these should be directed to your normal Celgene contact or via the Celgene Medical Information department at email@example.com.
The provision of an educational grant is separate from the company’s commercial activities. All grant requests are reviewed by the Celgene Medical Grants Committee to ensure they are appropriate and in line with Celgene’s policies.
Celgene operates under the highest ethical standards and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.
Any funding awarded is provided wholly without obligation to purchase, use, recommend, or arrange for the use of any product of Celgene or its affiliates, or on any business or other decisions you have made or may make in the future relating to Celgene, its affiliates or to Celgene’s products. Grants will only be considered where the project is wholly controlled by an independent organisation, Celgene has no influence over the content and where the genuine need for such support is established.
All support provided by Celgene will be publicly declared in accordance with our industry Codes of Practice and local regulations. Any such support requested from Celgene which is approved must be reasonable, modest and in proportion to the scale and scope of the recipient institution and must be likely to appear so to independent third parties.
Successful applicants will be required to sign a written agreement, which includes the commitment of the recipient to declare the receipt of funding from Celgene.
Grants will not be provided to organisations or events that are profit making.
Celgene will not make payment directly to an individual. Any grant awarded must be paid to an established institution such as an NHS trust, hospital or clinic for which the applicant works.
Process for Submission & Approval of a Grant Request
The application process for all grant requests is online.
- We endeavour to review and respond to requests for grants within 6 weeks of receipt. We commit to reply to each request regardless of whether or not the grant is able to be supported
- Requests will not normally be reviewed when submitted less than 28 days prior to the start date of the event
- If after the stated timelines you have not received a decision on your application from Celgene or have not been contacted for additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Required to Apply for a Grant
Before you begin your application online you should prepare the following information and documents as applicable to your grant request:
- Contact details for your institution
- A description of the event, project or programme
- Amount of funding you are requesting
- Breakdown of funding
- Other sources of funding with amounts
- Supporting documentation including:
- Agenda, if your request is for an educational meeting
- Signed letter of request on your institution’s headed paper, with a description of how the grant will enhance patient care, or benefit the NHS and maintain patient care.
Celgene can only accept grant requests from a registered healthcare professional or individual who works for a healthcare related organisation. The applicant will be asked for their affiliation/role when completing the online request tool.
To submit a grant request, please click on the button below and follow the instructions.
Once you have submitted your application it will be reviewed by the Celgene Medical Grants Committee in accordance with the timelines provided above.
We inform you that the personal data you provide to Celgene will be used for the purpose of processing your grant request. Such information may identify you directly or indirectly or may be connected directly or indirectly with your identity. Your personal data will be processed to the extent and for as long as necessary, in compliance with applicable law. Celgene may disclose your personal data to its worldwide Affiliates and to any third party providing services to Celgene, for the purposes described herein and for storage purposes. Where Celgene or its Affiliates process information in countries that may not provide the same level of protection as in your country, Celgene will implement appropriate safeguards to protect information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure such as, maintaining binding contracts that require appropriate protection of information about individuals. Celgene and its Affiliates may disclose the personal data if required for compliance with the legal, regulatory and compliance requirements. Under applicable law, you may have the right to access and verify your personal information held by Celgene, receive a copy of it, obtain its deletion or the correction if it is inaccurate and object to certain processing. If you wish to exercise those rights you must contact the Data Protection Officer at Celgene International Sàrl, Legal Department, Route de Perreux 1, CH-2016 Boudry, Switzerland. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority enforcing data protection in your country should you believe Celgene processes your data unlawfully or in any way breaches your rights.
For further information on how Celgene processes your personal data, please refer to: https://www.celgene.co.uk/celgene-privacy-policy/
Date of preparation: June 2018