Alkermes supports continuing medical education with grants for educational activities focused on pragmatic approaches to improving patient care and public health. We hope to contribute to an improved understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the diseases we research and their relevance to medications, as well as psychosocial interventions.
Grant funding may be available for activities, including live, print, enduring or web-based continuing medical education (CME) activities. Accredited CME activities are preferred.
Alkermes is currently accepting grant proposals related to:
Only organizations based in the U.S. may apply. Medical education grants may be awarded to (i) nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or (ii) for-profit organizations that are accredited continuing medical education providers.
Requests must be submitted online by the educational provider. Submissions are due at least 90 days in advance of the activity date.
Areas of Interest
Nearly 28 million people in the U.S. have Alcohol Use Disorder. However, less than 10% of people who have AUD receive treatment, defined as any treatment or counselling designed to help reduce or stop alcohol use1. Recently published data showed that most patients (81.4%) with AUD both have access and have utilized healthcare within the past 12 months. Given the relatively high rate of healthcare utilization that already exists for AUD patients, there is great opportunity to significantly improve AUD treatment through expansion of adequate screening, brief intervention (including motivational interviewing), treatment referral, and pharmacotherapy in frontline healthcare provider settings where patients are already receiving other healthcare2.
Proposals must be submitted to the Alkermes Grant Management System between October 25 and November 30, 2022. Any proposal submitted outside of this period will not be eligible for RFP consideration.
Proposals must reference RFP#: 2022-RFP-AUD-01 in the program title.
Recipients will be selected by the Alkermes Grants Review Committee and notified in December 2022.
The following additional guidelines apply:
1. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol facts and statistics. https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics. Accessed July 25, 2021.
2. Mintz CM, Hartz SM, Fisher SL, Ramsey AT, Geng EH, Grucza RA, Bierut LJ. A cascade of care for alcohol use disorder: Using 2015-2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to identify gaps in past 12-month care. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 Jun;45(6):1276-1286.