Educational Grants

Alkermes Education Grants

Alkermes is interested in contributing to independent education through grants. Our particular focus this year includes educational activities with pragmatic approaches to improve patient care and public health in the domains of schizophrenia, alcohol and opioid dependence, and depression. We expect to contribute to a better understanding of the treatment in a broader sense including psychosocial methods as well as medications. Alkermes’ grant funds may not be used to support overhead expenses of the applicant or for any other institution affiliated with the applicant.

Examples of appropriate requestors of education grants include, but are not limited to:

  • Accredited Educational Providers
  • Medical or Professional Associations or Societies
  • Community Health Centers, Hospitals, Health Systems or Academic Medical Centers
  • Schools of Nursing or Pharmacy
  • Disease Related Organizations
  • Patient Advocacy Non-profit Groups
  • Medical Education Companies

Education grants will not be awarded to or for:

  • Individuals or a healthcare professional’s private practice
  • Any charity or foundation associated with or controlled by an individual healthcare professional or healthcare professional’s private practice
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or disability
  • Fundraising event of a potential customer (e.g., treatment center or hospital) where the proceeds are being used to cover general operational and routine business costs
  • Events that have already occurred
  • Political organizations, campaigns and activities
  • Religious organizations or groups whose activities are primarily sectarian in purpose
  • Programs or proposals that supplement an organization’s income or offset its expenses in a manner that benefits, directly or indirectly, a physician’s compensation

Alkermes is committed to complying with all applicable regulations and codes pertaining to education grants. Alkermes follows the requirements of the Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG Guidelines”), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (“PhRMA Code”), the FDA Guidance to Industry Supported Scientific and Educational Activities, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (“ACCME”) Standards for Commercial Support. Alkermes does not provide support for education programs that are intended to encourage, induce, or influence any grant recipient to purchase, prescribe, refer, recommend, sell, administer, or arrange for the purchase, sale or recommendation, or formulary placement of any Alkermes’ product.

To submit an education grant request, please register and submit your completed application and supporting documentation through Alkermes’ education grant management system located here.