Grants and Giving

Medical Education and Research Support

Rare diseases are uniquely challenging in both medical and human terms. Unfortunately, research, knowledge, and understanding of these disease states and their treatments are often limited.

Strongbridge recognizes the importance of supporting projects that shed light on rare diseases and is committed to innovation and education in the field of rare disease therapeutics.

As part of its commitment to innovation and scientific knowledge, Strongbridge offers 2 types of support to eligible researchers: Medical Education Grants and Investigator Initiated Research.

Please see below for information on how you can apply for funding and support for your projects.

Medical Education Grants

Medical Education Grants are offered to healthcare professionals and organizations to provide education and support for identified unmet educational needs. A grant request must specify this unmet educational need and reflect the advancement of healthcare and medicine through the medical education. All education must be facilitated by an independent, accredited medical educator that falls within ACCME and FDA standards.

To apply for this grant, the following will be required along with a completed application:

  • Signed and dated letter of request written on organization’s letterhead. Read more.
    • Include: Needs assessment, educational objectives, and agenda
  • Full program budget
  • Detailed program description, including how the funding will be used
  • W-9 form
  • IRS tax determination letter, if applicable
  • Target audience and projected number of attendees
  • Name of accrediting body and accredited provider, including type and amount of credits (program MUST be accredited)
  • Please email completed forms and requested items to grants@strongbridgebio.com or mail them to:
    • Strongbridge Medical
      Strongbridge Biopharma
      900 Northbrook Dr #200
      Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

Investigator–Initiated Research

Strongbridge may provide material and/or funding for independent research in rare diseases including Cushing’s syndrome, acromegaly, and neuromuscular diseases such as primary periodic paralysis.

To be considered for support, independent research must:

  • Show potential knowledge and understanding of Strongbridge products, product candidates, and therapeutic areas of interest. Strongbridge areas of research interests include Cushing’s syndrome, acromegaly, and neuromuscular diseases such as primary periodic paralysis
  • Result in a tangible, scientifically centered deliverable

Please complete an application and e-mail to IIR@strongbridgebio.com to be considered.

How to Apply

All requests for support must be initiated by completing an application as indicated above. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee that you and/or your organization will receive Medical Education Grant funding or support for your research. Strongbridge will evaluate all applications for support; however, any decision to provide or deny support, as well as the type and amount of such support, will be made by Strongbridge in its sole discretion. Read more.

If Strongbridge does not receive all necessary documentation at least 60 calendar days prior to the date of your program, Strongbridge will not accept your grant request for consideration.

Strongbridge does not prohibit organizers from serving meals at Medical Education Grant events; however, Strongbridge Medical Education Grant funds cannot be used to provide meals at MEG events.

Strongbridge support for Medical Education Grant programs that meet the eligibility criteria is compliant with federal and state laws, as well as guidelines that govern such activities.

Responsibility and control over the selection, content, faculty, educational methods, materials, and venue for an independent medical education event belong solely to the organizers of the event in accordance with the accredited provider's guidelines.

Strongbridge requires that a fully executed agreement, signed by both the requesting Medical Education Grant provider and Strongbridge be completed prior to the commencement of the MEG program.

Strongbridge will not provide Medical Education Grant funding for:

  • Individuals
  • Requests for payments to individuals
  • Fellowships
  • Overhead expenses
  • General operating expenses
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Awards/travel awards
  • Meals

ACCME= Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
FDA=Food and Drug Administration

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