This section lists some of the frequently asked questions related to external funding.
Upon clicking the SUBMIT button, the system will immediately inform you if all required fields have been entered correctly for review. If no errors are indicated, your request will be submitted and an e-mail sent to the primary and secondary addresses (if one is provided) in the application informing you that your request has been successfully submitted and providing an ID number. E-mail notifications of the status of your request will also be sent throughout the review process.
You will receive an e-mail as soon as your complete application has been submitted and throughout the review process.
Yes, Novartis will contact you via e-mail should clarification be required on your request. Your prompt attention to these requests enables Novartis to provide a response for all requests in a timely review.
Yes, Novartis will consider both accredited and non-accredited/non-promotional activities for professional medical education requests.
No, Novartis will not consider exhibit space as part of a grant request. Exhibit space must be arranged through a separate "fee for service" contract by contacting your local Novartis Sales or Marketing representative.
Yes, please submit a budget for all costs associated with the entire program including a breakout for individual costs where available.
No, Novartis cannot support a submission containing both a professional medical education grant request and a sponsorship/membership request. Professional medical education grant requests and sponsorship/membership requests should be submitted as separate applications. In addition, promotional activities (i.e. exhibit space/table displays, coffee table, WI-FI, entertainment activity, etc.) should be directed to your local Novartis Sales or Marketing representative for consideration.
In addition to the exclusions spelled out in the Educational Grants and Sponsorships and Memberships sections, Novartis will not fund for example the following as part of a request: overhead administrative costs, recreational components (e.g. golf, spa, resort activities), gifts to speakers or attendees, or activities in which speakers or participants are allowed to bring a spouse or guest to any meal function.
No. If the provider requires a separate Letter of Agreement to proceed with an activity, the Novartis Letter of Agreement will predominate. Novartis will not sign any other Letters of Agreement.