Novartis can provide reasonable financial support for the general purposes of supporting healthcare initiatives like improving medical infrastructure, independent medical activities, support for healthcare professional societies, health and medical policy research and patient group activities.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia provides grants to healthcare organisations in line with local laws and codes. A key principle of Novartis’ grant policy is that Novartis does not support requests which benefit individuals, including requests for personal ongoing education and requests for travel grants to attend an educational meeting.
The information below provides further details on what we can support and how you can apply.
What we can support
To be approved, grants must be;
Provided to reputable healthcare-related institutions/ associations/ organisations for the general purpose of supporting healthcare. Funding cannot go to, or through, an individual healthcare professional
Provided without agreement or intent to receive a tangible benefit, for commercial or promotional purposes
Clearly aligned to the grant categories defined by Novartis – see categories below
Grants cannot fund expenses already incurred by the recipient
Grants cannot be used to discharge the requestor’s ordinary operating expenses i.e. general staffing positions
For all forms of grants requests, provision is subject to: (i) available capacity; (ii) the request meeting the criteria for the available support; and (iii) provision being permitted within applicable laws, guidelines and codes (for example the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct).
Unfortunately Novartis is unable to meet all of the requests it receives. We will prioritise those requests which are aligned to our therapy areas and focus on supporting both scientific and charitable organisations which directly support patients, improve healthcare and enable ongoing education.
Novartis provides grants within the following categories;
Infrastructure grant Contribution to public healthcare related institutions which are in need of improving their medical infrastructure.
Educational grant Contribution to institutions or organisations to support independent educational activities (accredited or non-accredited) where the grant recipient is solely responsible for developing the content and for managing the educational event.
Research grant Contribution to institutions for the purpose of enhancing the practice of medicine through support of basic or applied research.
Patient association grant Contribution to a non-profit organisation that focuses on services to patients, caregivers, and the health and wellbeing of the general public.
Professional society grant. Contribution to a professional organisation or association whose members consist primarily of healthcare professionals.
Health policy research grant. Financial support for organisations that educate policy makers, conduct health policy research or perform legislative and/or regulatory advocacy.
When applying for a grant please ensure you state the category of the grant you are seeking.
How to apply
Requests should be submitted a minimum of three months prior to the activity or event. Each request will be evaluated on its merits and the value it brings to patient care and improve healthcare, advance medical or scientific knowledge, and support the community.
Please note that it is important to fill out all the sections on the form with the information required as failure to do so could result in either a rejection or a request for additional information which will delay your application.
If you have any supporting documentation you consider relevant to the application you can attach this to your email.All requests are reviewed by an independent Corporate Funding Committee and results will be communicated after the Corporate Funding Committee has met. Grants can only be paid to reputable organisations and checks on organisations to confirm this will be made.
A grant can only be considered if an external, independent request has been submitted. To help facilitate the process, applicants need to ensure their request letter complies with the guidances provided above, then complete and attach the request letter and provide documentation to support their request.
For more information, please contact The Compliance Officer via email [email protected] or phone (02) 9805 3555.
Approval of grants can take up to three months depending on the nature and amount requested, and supporting documentation. Applications can be submitted via email to [email protected] or addressed to
The Compliance Officer Novartis Pharmaceuticals 54 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park NSW 2113