Novartis Pharmaceuticals invests around $20M annually in local clinical trials and in 2016-2017 our focus will be to continue to support this investment in local R&D. As a result our contribution to grant requests will be significantly reduced, and funding may be partial or of an equal or lesser amount than requested in the grant application.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia provides grants to healthcare organisations in line with local laws and codes.
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
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
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 complies with the guidance 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