Grant Requests: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the deadline to submit an application?

    Only complete applications submitted via the website will be considered for funding. You MUST submit the completed application at least 90 days before the actual program start date.

  2. What is a CE provider?

    Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. strongly prefers to support accredited continuing educational programs versus nonaccredited programs. Many organizations provide appropriate CE opportunities for physicians as well as for other healthcare professionals. They are referred to as CE providers or "accredited providers." CE providers are responsible for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of all CE activities they certify for credit.

  3. Will you recommend speakers for my CE program?

    No, the CE provider or the educational organizer must select the speaker(s) for the CE-accredited activity. Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. will not participate in program development.

  4. Is there a limit to the dollar amount we can request?

    No, there is no dollar limit. Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. strongly prefers programs that are supported by multiple organizations. Remember that grants are competitive. Your request will be compared to other requests we receive for funding.

  5. How long after you receive the signed Letter of Agreement (LOA) can I expect to receive my check?

    Once your grant request is approved and we have received the signed LOA, we typically process your payment. Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. prefers electronic deposit payments (ACH). Upon your submission, Ipsen will inform you more about electronic payment. 

  6. Once my application has been submitted online, how long does it take to receive an answer?

    On average, it takes 4 to 6 weeks for review of a grant request.

  7. How does Ipsen US determine which programs it will fund?

    Funding is limited and thus grants are highly competitive. We objectively review every application and generally only the highest quality programs are funded.

Here are some issues to consider before you submit an application:

  1. For healthcare professionals, Ipsen US gives preference to funding CE accredited programs.
  2. We look at the cost of the program, the cost per attendee and the cost per credit hour (if applicable), to help ensure cost-efficiency of our grant support.
  3. Demonstrating a compelling educational need by means of a needs assessment for the topic of the activity is mandatory.
  4. We also consider your methods for evaluating the educational impact of your proposed program.
  5. Grant payments may not be made to an individual.
  6. Ipsen US funds educational events that are scheduled to take place in a venue that is conducive to medical education. Grant requests for events that are scheduled to take place at an inappropriate venue, such as a resort or spa, detract from the educational focus of the program and will be declined.
  7. A majority of the program time must be devoted to education.

What will disqualify a grant from consideration?

  1. The program has already occurred when the application is received.
  2. Funding is for travel, lodging, or registration fees for healthcare professionals attending CE activities.
  3. The program is social or recreational.
  4. Funding request is for a research fellowship, externally sponsored study, journal subscription, or fundraising.
  5. The program is outside areas of Ipsen US's therapeutic interest.
  6. The payee is an individual, a physician group, or its affiliate.
  7. Any contact with Commercial or Marketing personnel with intent to influence approval of a grant request will cause your grant request to be denied. 

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