Closing Knowledge Gaps in Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis Pain

Funding Agency:
Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer and Lilly are collaborating to provide grant support for continuing professional education in the areas of Osteoarthritis/ Osteoarthritis Pain. We are committed to supporting innovative, independent medical education for healthcare professionals. Grants via this collaboration will be funded by Pfizer but reviewed and approved by both companies.

Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

There remains a significant unmet need in the management of osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic pain associated with OA1 . Given the continued uncertainty regarding the status of many medical conferences worldwide, healthcare providers may have difficulty staying current with the newest recommendations for management/guidelines of OA and the emerging data for research/therapies under development to treat OA and OA pain2 . Through this RFP, it is our intent to support virtual and potentially live programs and other innovative digital medical education for HCPs. The focus is on Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain associated with OA and patient-centered standard of care and management including pain and function, the biopsychosocial aspects of the disease, the complexities and challenges of care, and the future of OA/OA pain management. Programs targeted towards reviewing data at virtual or live osteoarthritis, rheumatology, pain, primary care, or other associated medical conferences, including but not limited to OARSI, EULAR, PAINWeek, AAFP, WCO, and ACR are of particular interest, as well as other meaningful education outside of congresses.

Application Deadlines: March 19, 2021; June 18, 2021; Aug. 20, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope: Global

• The following may apply: medical, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement. • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions / organizations / associations. all institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project. • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited



Amount Description

The total available budget related to this RFP is approximately $1,000,000 USD.

The typical grant maximum under this RFP will be up to $200,000 USD. However, larger proposals may be considered for funding if they include a broad geographical scope and multiple activities.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

August 20, 2021