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Alkermes Inspiration Grants® 2022 


 


2022 Program Overview


Alkermes will accept applications for the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program beginning on June 15, 2022. Now in its sixth year, this competitive grants program will provide up to a total of $500,000 in grants to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to address the needs of people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer. 

The program will support innovative and impactful initiatives designed to address acute and long-term challenges for people living with the diseases in our therapeutic areas of focus. As in previous years, proposals that are designed to address the needs of historically under-resourced or underrepresented communities will be prioritized for funding.

To be considered for funding, applications must be completed and submitted by 6:00 p.m. ET on July 15, 2022. 

 

Eligibility

Only 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the U.S. that are not engaged in the practice of healthcare (which includes counseling services) may apply for funding through the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program. 

Exclusion Criteria


Any program that includes the treatment of a medical condition will not be considered. Programs that reference Alkermes products or product candidates, or seek to measure the impacts of Alkermes products, are not eligible for funding through this program. In addition, the following organizations are not eligible to receive funding through this program:

  • Healthcare organizations, treatment facilities and individual healthcare professionals/ private practices 
  • Foundations or charities controlled by healthcare providers or their private practices
  • Individuals/patients/caregivers
  • Labor unions/trade associations
  • Political/lobbying groups
  • Religious organizations
  • Fraternal or service organizations

Areas of Interest

Alkermes is interested in funding programs that are designed to address challenges for people living with alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, melanoma or ovarian cancer and which promote health equity for diverse communities.

Applicants are encouraged to be creative and innovative in proposing new programs that will make a difference for patient communities. The committee will also consider significant expansions and improvements to existing programs, and/or the resumption of truly innovative programming with a proven track record that was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following examples describe some, but not all, areas of interest:

  • New and innovative programs to address the needs of people affected by alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, melanoma or ovarian cancer 
  • Substantially reworking, improving or enhancing support or resources (e.g., helplines, mobile outreach)
  • Addressing the unique needs of caregivers in one or more of the disease areas listed above
  • Innovative efforts to meet educational needs of patients, their families and caregivers in historically under-resourced or underrepresented communities to help advance health equity
  • Education and/or support to help people living with addiction and/or serious mental illness return to work and/or transition out of criminal justice settings 

Information for Applicants

How to Apply

Applications and all required documentation must be submitted via the online Request Management System.

  • Proceed to the login page and log in using existing credentials or click ‘Register for New Account’ 
  • Click on ‘Start New’ and select ‘Alkermes Inspiration Grants’ application type. Requests submitted under any other category or via another section of the Request Management System will not be considered.
Organizations must apply for a specific funding amount aligned with the budgetary needs of the proposed program. It should be noted that the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program awards multiple grants within each cycle, and historic grant amounts have primarily fallen within the range of $25,000-$75,000. However, both smaller and larger grants have been funded. The Alkermes Inspiration Grants program will provide up to a total of $500,000 in grants in 2022. 

The program is limited to one application per organization. Multiple submissions are not permitted. We advise organizations to submit one program of the highest priority for consideration.


Upon submission, each applicant will receive an auto-generated email confirming receipt of their proposal. If this email was not received, Alkermes did not receive the submission.

Required Documents

1. Proposal (up to 4 pages) containing:

  • Program title
  • Program summary (1 paragraph/up to 150 words)
  • Outline of clearly defined needs, objectives, activity format, mode of delivery and intended audience
  • Explanation of how the proposed program is relevant to people affected by alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, melanoma or ovarian cancer and to historically under-resourced or underrepresented communities
  • Implementation timeline with key milestones
  • Metrics – quantitative and/or qualitative measures that will demonstrate impact of the proposed program

2. Detailed budget for the proposed program (see sample)

3. IRS Tax Status Letter showing proof of 501(c)(3) status 

4. W-9 form as revised by IRS in October 2018 

Note: Additional materials should not be uploaded as they will not be considered during the review. 





Visit Request Management System to apply

Grant Evaluation and Decision Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Focus on people living with alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, melanoma or ovarian cancer and/or caregivers for people living with these diseases 
  • Clearly defined needs, objectives, activity format, mode of delivery and intended audience
  • Proposals with relevance to historically under-resourced or underrepresented communities will be prioritized for funding
  • The organization’s ability to execute the proposed program
  • Uniqueness and creativity of the proposed program/solution
  • Preference will be given to programs with broad reach within the U.S.; focus on geographic areas with historically under-resourced or underrepresented communities will be prioritized for funding
  • Application is complete and was submitted within the specified time frame

Key Dates

Please note these important dates for the 2022 Alkermes Inspiration Grants program.


Application Portal Opens 



June 15, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET

Application Portal Closes



July 15, 2022 at 6 p.m. ET

Grant Recipients Announced


September 2022

Progress Reports 


Required at 6 months and 
12 months post-funding
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Additional Information

To ensure a fair and competitive review process, no individualized guidance or feedback on eligibility, topics and/or programs will be provided. Technical questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Alkermes Inspiration Grants team.


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