How to apply for an AbbVie Grant

See below for application requirements.

Important Notice: The AbbVie Grant Management System is temporarily down until August 5, 2019 as we implement a system upgrade. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have questions please contact the AbbVie Global Grants and Charitable Donations Department at 877-228-7177 or via e-mail.

Things to know before you apply

Consider the following items when submitting your application:

  • Your grant or charitable donation must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the decision needed date.
  • You have the ability to track your request seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Your submission will be evaluated against predetermined criteria and must align with AbbVie’s scientific areas of interest.
  • You will receive e-mail notification from AbbVie if additional information is required.
  • You will receive AbbVie’s decision via e-mail. If approved, the authorized signer will receive required documentation (i.e., Letter of Agreement) electronically.
  • Grants must reconcile to the approved budget within 90 days following the grant end date.
  • Charitable Donations are required to acknowledge receipt of funds within 30 days of receiving payment.

Step 1: Registration

All requests for funding must be submitted through our online portal, and at least 60 days before the start date of an activity.

You must:

  • Register on behalf of the organization using our online portal. For previously registered users, please skip the below section.
  • Designate someone from the organization/department as a user and contact for the organization.
  • Designate the authorized signer, who can sign the Contractual Agreement on behalf of the organization.
  • Once you have completed the registration, you will receive an email confirmation.

Step 2: Grant or Charitable Donation Submission

Here are a few terms used in the grant portal you need to know before submitting your application:

  • Start Date: The day the live web/online program and/or printed material will begin or launch.
  • End Date: The day the program ends.
  • Decision Needed by Date:  The date you need to have a decision on your request. We prefer this date be two weeks to two months prior to the start date of the program.

The grant portal will not allow a program start date to be entered after the 60-day deadline (e.g. if your program starts on April 1 and you are trying to submit the request in March or April, the portal will give you an error message and not allow you to proceed with the application). Please contact the Global Grants and Charitable Donations Department at (877) 228-7177 or via e-mail at abbviegrants@abbvie.com if you require assistance.  

For information on specific grant types and documentation requirements, please review the Request Type Selection and Request Completion Instructions documents. For step by step assistance with submitting your request, please review the Grant Request Submission Training Guide.

Once the request has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Step 3: Application Review and Payment

AbbVie carefully considers every grant or charitable donation request. Criteria for awarding a grant or charitable donation includes but is not limited to:

  • Educational strategy
  • Scientific and educational merit
  • Target audience
  • Geographic equity
  • Availability of funds
  • Adequate review time
  • Organization’s mission
     

We work to ensure that a decision will be made by the “Decision Needed by Date” requested. If you have questions please contact the Global Grants and Charitable Donations Department at (877) 228-7177 or via e-mail at abbviegrants@abbvie.com. If an application is incomplete or funding type does not match the original request, a Request for Information (RFAI) will be sent to the requestor.

If not approved, you will be sent an email outlining the reason for denial.

If approved, you will be sent an email confirmation with instructions to login to the grant portal, review, and electronically sign the contractual agreement.

The contractual agreement must be signed by all parties to be considered a fully executed contract.  Once signed you will receive an email confirming the payment has been released.

The payment will come via check or electronic transfer (ACH). Payment address and account information must be provided in the request.  If you have questions or the payment information has changed, please contact the Global Grants and Charitable Donations Department to update our records and the grant portal PRIOR to payment release.

You will receive the check in regular USPS mail in four to six weeks and the electronic transfer to your account within two to four days.

Step 4: Reconciliation and Outcomes

Once the program has ended, you will need to reconcile the request. Outcomes can be submitted later.

If the request is not reconciled 90 days after the completion of the program, all parties in your organization utilizing the same tax ID number may be prevented from having their request approved. Activity monitoring is required for some grant types. If additional time is required, please contact the Global Grants and Charitable Donations Department for instructions.

If you have any questions regarding the decision or would like to check the status of your request, please contact the Global Grants and Charitable Donations Department at (877) 228-7177 or via e-mail at abbviegrants@abbvie.com.

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Please contact the Global Grants and Charitable Donations Department at (877) 228-7177 or via e-mail at abbviegrants@abbvie.com if you require assistance.