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Lilly provides grants and charitable contributions for healthcare professional education, patient advocacy and consumer education programs in a variety of therapeutic areas through the Lilly Grant Office.

Additionally, Lilly has entered into partnerships and alliances with other pharmaceutical companies and established grant offices to support continuing medical education for healthcare professionals in specific therapeutic areas.

The application process for all of our grant offices can be accessed from this website. Detailed information about how to register and apply, including documentation requirements, review process, and decision notification, is available in each of the online grant application and management portals.

Transparency/Disclosure of Grants and Contributions Funded by Lilly

Lilly has, for many years, provided funding to organizations in the form of independent grants and charitable contributions to support medical education, patient education, and other activities that we believe will increase healthcare provider knowledge, and may help enhance patient care. In 2007, Lilly became the first biopharmaceutical company to publicly report this funding and we maintain our commitment to transparency with a renewed focus on effective disclosures and sustained communications.

We disclose grant information for countries outside the U.S. per guidelines or requirements of the following:

  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Code on Disclosure of Transfers of Value from Pharmaceutical Companies to Healthcare Organisations
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Code of Practice on Relationships Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Patient Organisations
  • Other country laws and codes on similar disclosures for patient organisations and healthcare organisations, as applicable

Lilly strives to uphold the highest standards in the way we conduct business. Therefore, the policies and procedures that govern our review of grants and contributions are designed to meet both the letter and the spirit of independence standards and ensure all grants and contributions are made in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. To provide additional oversight, the Lilly Grant Office (LGO) utilizes therapeutic area review committees consisting of personnel from the LGO and professionals from Lilly’s medical organization and/or corporate affairs.

In addition, a separate organization, the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, awards grants for philanthropic programs aligned with the company’s corporate responsibility priorities. For more information regarding the focus of the Foundation, please review the details on their website. The Foundation does not currently support any independent medical education programs and is not included in any reports found on this website. A report of all of the grants made by the Lilly Foundation can be found in the company’s IRS 990 filings posted at www.foundationcenter.org