AstraZeneca US Medical Education, Scientific Sponsorships & Fellowships
About our US Medical Education Grants Office (MEGO)
AstraZeneca recognizes the importance and is committed to supporting quality Independent Medical Education and Sponsorships that enhances patient care and meet our standards of quality and compliance within our key areas of focus (reference Areas of Educational Interest).
If you are a US-based organization or planning an educational activity that will be held in the US or directed primarily to US audiences, then requests for educational grants must be submitted via the MEGO Office as outlined below.
Completed requests must be received at least 60 days prior to the program start date. This enables AstraZeneca to review each request thoroughly and answer any questions that applicants might have during the process.
Types of Activities We Support
Medical Education Grants
The independent medical education programs that we support include educational activities certified for CME/CE for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals, as well as activities without continuing education credit. All accredited programs must follow the standards set forth in the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Responsibility and control over selection, content, faculty, educational materials and venue for independent educational programs belong solely to the organizers. AstraZeneca will not provide any guidance to the independent educational provider (even if asked) regarding the content or faculty for any program receiving funding.
We accept applications from a wide range of health care organizations, associations, medical specialty societies, academic institutions, hospitals and medical education companies.
Conferences, Scientific Forums, Guideline Dissemination Quality Improvement Initiatives, Awards for fellows and young investigators
We will consider requests for sponsorship of scientific and research conferences and meetings. These meetings are used to provide opportunities for discussion of current research topics or scientific methodology and are not intended to provide medical education to prescribing physicians.
Scientific or educational activities designed to educate research scientists, principal researchers, drug development professionals, academics, pre-doctoral students, doctoral students and fellows must be educational and non-promotional in nature and planned, designed and implemented in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Guidance on Industry-Supported Scientific and Educational Activities.
Scientific Conferences, Collaborative Partnerships, Collaborations with Health Services to improve health outcomes, Trial Design Consensus Meetings
Programmes conducted at host institutions and designed to provide training (i.e., training necessary to obtain a degree or license) or advanced education to HCPs or scientists in a particular specialty, Therapeutic area or field of research.
- Fellowships at academic institutions or through medical specialty societies/associations
- Scholarship programs operated independently of AstraZeneca
- Research internships for medical students and other trainees at academic institutions
Corporate membership to a non-political association or specialty society (e.g., medical, pharmacy, nursing).
Membership at the AZ level (not individual level), Trade Associations
Community Investment / Community Support
Community Investment funding includes financial and non-financial (in-kind) support given to registered charity and non-profit organisations for health and health initiatives, science education, fundraisers and disaster relief. It includes donations of medicines in response to public health needs related to national and international disasters and humanitarian crises or as part of free goods Patient Assistance Programmes.
Examples: The AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, Donations to Red Cross Disaster Appeals, Charity Fundraiser Events
Feedback to Your Organization
Once you submit your application, you will receive automatic notifications from AstraZeneca as follows:
- Email notifications indicating that your application has been submitted for review and has been moved into the triage and review process.
- Email notification upon completion of the review process, indicating whether your application was non funded or accepted for funding.