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Educational Grant Support

We believe education is one of the most important tools we can provide the healthcare community. This is why we are proud to support advancements in medical technology, as well as ongoing education for surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals through our educational grant program.

Every grant we award is based on 1) the merit of the educational program, as described in the submission, and 2) alignment with internal company policies. All grants are provided in rigorous compliance with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics for Healthcare Professionals and our internal policies.

No award is determined or influenced by the volume, or value of any business, that could be potentially generated by the grant requester. The grant requester is not obligated to purchase, use, recommend or arrange for the use of any product or service of Mentor Worldwide LLC (“Mentor”) or any Mentor affiliate.

Organizations eligible to request educational grants

The following types of organizations are eligible to request support for educational grants from Mentor:

  • Academic Medical Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Professional Medical Societies
  • Patient Advocacy Organizations
  • Accredited CME Providers

Note: Physicians, group practices, and Medical Education Communication Companies (MECC) are not eligible to receive grant funding from Mentor.

Educational grant guidelines

To receive consideration, requests should be submitted at least 45 days prior to the start of the program. Submission of a grant request guarantees neither approval nor support for the entire amount requested (or any portion thereof). For continuing education programs, payment will be made to the accredited body (CME provider) unless otherwise specified in writing.

Activities not supported through our educational grant process

The following types of activities are not eligible for educational grant support:

  • Programs not approved by Mentor prior to the date of the event
  • Requests outside the areas of Mentor business, educational, and/or research interest
  • Requests from individual Health Care Professionals (HCP), group practices, commercial organizations or MECCs
  • Travel, expenses or fees for specific conference/society participants. As an exception, travel may be requested for HCPs in training, e.g. fellows, residents, medical students, if the request comes from the program sponsor or medical educational institution

Clinical Fellowship Funding

We're committed to working with medical institutions, thought-leaders, and other healthcare professionals to inspire innovation, educate patients and improve patient outcomes. Therefore, Mentor is pleased to support educational grants for fellowship programs sponsored by teaching institutions, community hospitals or medical societies/associations that have a bona fide interest in, and track record of, advancing education and research in therapeutic areas of interest to Mentor.

Our fellowships are awarded to qualifying medical institutions or societies based on established criteria around the merit and rigor of the program, as well as funding availability. The institution is responsible for program design and selection of the fellow.

The application process is competitive to all eligible organizations. In addition to the standard educational grant request, documentation of the following considerations must be addressed in your fellowship grant request:

  • Fellowship history and infrastructure within the requesting organization (e.g., How long the program has been in place, numbers and names of prior fellows supported, etc.)
  • Previous track record of publications and presentations from past fellows supported by the organization. Selection criteria used when selecting a fellow and Selection Committee structure and governance.
  • Any unique aspects of the fellowship curriculum and course of study that would set the fellow’s experience in that particular fellowship apart from other fellowships.

Investigator Initiated Study Support

We accept unsolicited requests from independent researchers for the following:

  • Technical input (statistical analyses, medical writing, etc.).
  • Funding and/or products to support independent research activities.

We give these types of proposals a scientific, business, and healthcare compliance review, which takes approximately 90 days from the submission date. The proposals are reviewed to ensure that 1) the subjects' well-being is of primary importance, 2) Our Credo-based values are considered in the design and conduct of the study, 3) the principles of good clinical and/or laboratory practice are applied, 4) product information is relevant, accurate, fair and balanced, 5) cross-cultural differences are taken into account, and 6) medical and ethical concerns are raised and vetted.

Requests for research grant support of any kind, including product or financial support, are covered under this review process. If an application is approved, execution of a milestone-based contract is required for disbursement of the grant, and the investigator must publish the study results in a peer-reviewed journal. This application process is intended for clinicians and scientists who are published and experienced in research.

Proposals must describe unique research of scientific and business merit. Although the approval or denial of an individual request does not influence the review of subsequent proposals, reconciliation of any outstanding items from a previously approved grant to the same requestor or entity must be completed before another can be approved.

How do I submit a funding request?

For assistance with the submission of Educational Grant requests:

To submit a research proposal for Investigator Initiated Study support, please visit: