Independent Grants for Learning & Change -- Gastroenterology Visiting Professorships

Funding Agency:
Pfizer Inc.

The mission of Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) is to partner with the global healthcare community to improve patient outcomes in areas of mutual interest through support of measurable learning and change strategies. “Independent” means that the projects funded by Pfizer are the full responsibility of the recipient organization. Pfizer has no influence over any aspect of the projects and only asks for reports about the results and the impact of the projects in order to share them publicly.

Pfizer’s support of Visiting Professorships is a reflection of our commitment to advancing research, innovation, clinical expertise, and education for health professionals. The intent of this Visiting Professorship Call for Grant Applications (CGA) is to provide financial support for host organizations to coordinate educational exchanges so that healthcare practitioners, researchers and patients can benefit from the knowledge and on-site presence of distinguished medical experts who might otherwise be inaccessible.

It is our intent to support opportunities for an institution to host a Distinguished Medical Expert (“Expert”) to foster educational exchanges with the local Gastroenterology healthcare providers and other healthcare providers in a similar or allied area, who can benefit from the Expert’s knowledge and on-site presence. Priority will be given to plans that include robust opportunities for the Visiting Professor to interact with the Gastroenterology healthcare providers at the host organization beyond the lecture format. 

Deadline: June 6, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The Visiting Professorship* program is open to the following organizations:

• U.S. Medical Schools

• Medical centers with dedicated Gastroenterology departments dedicated to Inflammatory Bowel Disease management and/or research

• Gastroenterology Professional Organizations



Amount Description

• Individual requests up to $10,000 for each Visiting Professorship will be considered. • There is a total budget of $80,000 for this program. • Funding is to be used to cover the Expert’s honorarium, travel expenses, and other direct expenses incurred by the host organization in conducting program activities, if applicable. • U.S. Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”) and other transparency law reporting requirements must be satisfied with respect to meals, payments, and other transfers of value.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

June 6, 2016