Request types

We offer various types of support. See below for details.

Request types that we support

Independent Medical Education

Independent Medical Education is funding to an independent third-party to support the development or implementation of clearly defined medical or education programs or activities for healthcare providers that foster increased understanding/knowledge of scientific, clinical or health care issues that contribute to the enhancement of patient care.

Examples

May include live presentations (e.g., symposia, regional/local programs, teleconferences, live webcasts) or enduring materials (e.g., printed materials, programmed tests, podcasts, slide kits, monographs, and web-based instructional materials).

Allowed

  • Expenses for executing medical education programs (e.g., disease presentations, symposia’s, websites)
  • Expenses for the development of medical education items (e.g., agendas, program content and development, accreditation fees)
  • Equipment rental (e.g. chairs, tables, AV, etc.)
  • Modest food buffet allowed

Not Allowed

  • Registration, travel costs, lodging or any other expenses for non-faculty attendees
  • Entertainment and recreation expenses
  • Parking for attendees

Patient Education

Patient Education is programs designed primarily to advance disease state or treatment education to the patients/consumers and/or care partners.

Examples

  • Patient support groups
  • Live patient education
  • Equipment rental (e.g. chairs, tables, AV, etc.)
  • Development, production and distribution of an enduring patient education piece
  • Disease state awareness programs

Allowable

  • Expenses for executing patient programs (e.g., disease presentations, symposia, websites)
  • Expenses for the development of patient education items (e.g., brochures, patient diaries)
  • Written materials that inform patients about adherence to medication regimes, health lifestyle choices
  • Patient self-assessment and tracking tools
  • Equipment rental (e.g. chairs, tables, AV, etc.)
  • Modest food buffet allowed


Not Allowed

  • Entertainment and recreation expenses
  • Parking for attendees
  • Equipment purchases
  • Salary for employees or agents of an HCP
  • Travel costs, lodging or other expenses for non-faculty attendees including guests, spouses or family members of faculty

Charitable Donations

Charitable Donations are funding to support 501(c)(3) or other nonprofit organizations for specific nonprofit purposes. For nonprofit providers (e.g. hospitals) of their related foundations, the nonprofit purpose must specifically relate to support for low-income persons or families, indigent/homeless persons or families or underserved or uninsured persons or families.

Examples

  • General offices expenses
  • Donations that support the 501(C)(3) mission


Allowed

  • General mission support


Not Allowed

  • Funds cannot be used to support educational efforts
  • Funds cannot be used to support capital projects
  • Funds cannot be used for lobbying purposes
  • Funds cannot be used for food

Third-Party Educational or Professional Meeting Support

Third-Party Educational or Professional Meeting Support is operational meeting support of third-party scientific and educational conferences or professional meetings for scientists or other related professionals.

Examples

  • Registration desk
  • Advertising and promotion of the event
  • Reduction in overall registration fee


Allowable

  • Overarching operational support
  • Expenses not related directly to the education (except food)


Not Allowed

  • Support of any educational aspect of the meeting, unless non-CME support is specifically allowed by any accrediting body and/or the standards of the independent third-party
  • Registration, travel costs, lodging or any other expenses for non-faculty attendees
  • Entertainment and recreation expenses
  • Parking for attendees

General Program Support

General program support includes educational research, fellowships, scholarships and screening programs and health fairs.

Educational research grants assist in data collection and analysis geared toward determining patient or public healthcare trends. They foster increased understanding/knowledge of scientific, clinical or health care issues that will contribute to the enhancement of patient care through educational methodologies, activities or initiatives.

Allowable

Examples

  • Data mining an existing database to identify unmet needs or knowledge gaps
  • Qualitative research to understand patient/HCP understanding

Not Allowed
Funding for this type of grant cannot be provided directly to individual HCP’s/customers, clinical investigators and their staff, group practices, physician practices, management companies or provider medical groups.

Examples
 

  • Studies directed at studying the actions of AbbVie products, clinical research trials, or investigative initiated studies.

Fellowships are financial assistance provided to a university, medical school or nonprofit organization for fellowship programs to support educational or research activities of HCP’s in training. AbbVie may not participate in the selection of the recipient.

Examples

  • Funds to a university or 501(c)(3) to support the ongoing education of a fellow or resident
  • May support a large fellowship program or an individual fellow

Allowable

  • Support of educational or research activities
  • Reasonable stipend/salary and textbooks

Not Allowed
 

  • Expenses for tools and equipment
  • Funds for the purpose of purchasing educational items with an independent value (e.g. laptop, smart phone, tablet)

Scholarships include financial assistance for medical students, residents, fellows and other HCPs in training to attend major educational, scientific or policymaking meetings of national or regional specialty medical associations. Must be given to an academic or training institution that selects recipients of funds.

Examples

  • Provide financial support to a university to send a fellow/other HCP in training to a national conference

Allowable

  • Registrations for meetings
  • Reasonable travel expenses

Not Allowed
   

  • Funds cannot be used for obtaining or maintaining an HCP/customer license.

Screening programs and health fairs include financial assistance to independent third-parties to support costs associated with the third-party’s Health Screening Programs to assist patients with self-assessment.

Examples

  • Disease state screening or disease state testing events

Allowable

  • Anticipated costs for testing supplies, rental fees
  • Modest food buffets allowed

Not Allowed
 

  • Employee staffing costs such as overtime or hiring extra personnel to work at an event
  • Purchase of equipment
  • HCP/customer must not bill the patient or third-party for the screening activity or for screening related items and services received free from AbbVie or for an office visit if the screening is not part of a regular office visit.

Have other questions?


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.