Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) Track 2 - Call for Grant Applications (CGA) Addressing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Cultural Barriers in Women’s Health Decision-Making

Funding Agency:
Pfizer Inc.

The mission of Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGL&C) 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. Through this CGA we encourage organizations to submit grant requests that, if funded, will support education in a specific disease state, therapeutic area, or broader area of educational need. 

Pfizer Global Medical Grants seeks to support innovative educational programming to understand the role of patient attitudes, beliefs, and cultural barriers in women’s health decision-making during reproductive and post-reproductive health care. These factors have a major influence and variations exist globally for women during life events including family planning and menopause related issues. 

The learning and change strategy should address techniques to overcome barriers in improving the care of women during family planning and/or menopause by:

  • Improving care systems that showcase and operationalize the wellness visit
  • Innovating the patient-physician dialogue (e.g. ‘difficult conversations’)
  • Innovating patient-physician awareness of various treatment options and modalities for appropriate patients and with appropriate risk-balance assessment
  • Dispelling common patient myths and misconceptions. 

The educational initiative should be focused on primary care practitioners including general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, obstetricians and gynecologists, and/or other specialists who care for women in the reproductive phase of their lives, menopausal women, or all. Proposals whose educational model is broadly applicable for use in varied settings and/or used for trainee education will be rated favorably. 

Grant application due date: July 26, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

The following may apply: medical, dental, 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. 



Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to $200,000 will be considered. 

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 26, 2017