Independent Medical Education Grants

Axovant provides nonpromotional funding to third-party organizations in the form of independent medical education (IME) grants. An IME grant refers to funding given to a third-party entity for a healthcare quality improvement (QI) or health services initiative or to support a specific educational or professional development activity directed at healthcare professionals (HCPs) that will benefit the public and improve patient health.

Legitimate professional and educational initiatives that can be supported with medical education grants include, but are not limited to, activities like continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education (CE) for HCPs.

Medical education grants are permissible only if they are independent. Axovant cannot influence the content of the supported activity or how it is conducted.

IME grant requests must be submitted before activity begins to and are required to include the following:

  • Clear goals for the program
  • How the program will be innovative and stimulating for patients and/or providers
  • The program’s educational needs assessment and predefined outcomes measures, if submitted
  • How the program will improve the treatment of Alzheimer's disease or related dementias
  • Program accreditation by a reputable accrediting body
  • The potential value of proposed project to patient care and/or the public health
  • Reasonableness of budget compared with project scope
  • Value the organization brings to its community through proposed activities, and whether the specific program to be funded furthers that organization’s mission
  • The program’s compliance with certain standards, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance on Industry-Supported Scientific and Educational Activities, the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, and the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals