Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC): Track 2 - Call for Grant Applications (CGA) - Geriatric Oncology Needs Assessment

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.

It is our intent to provide an independent grant to an organization or organizations who will conduct a thorough educational needs assessment in the area of geriatric oncology. With a growing population of older adults with cancer (≥70 years old), there is a growing educational need in terms of how to properly assess these individuals and make treatment decisions in line with their individual needs. Health care providers need to be able to adjust their practice for older adult patients, taking into consideration factors such as: risk of falling, muscle weakness, fatigue, cognitive deficits, and declining immune system.

The needs assessment should be focused on oncologists at academic medical centers and/or community cancer centers and clinics. Other multi-disciplinary health-care professionals and care-team members should also be included. Pfizer’s intent is for the results of the needs assessment to be shared with the entire medical community in order to enhance future medical education programs and close gaps in the quality of care for older adults with cancer. In addition, the results will be used to inform educational budget planning and future Call for Grant Applications (CGAs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs).

Grant application due date: October 12, 2016

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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. More information on organizations eligible to apply directly for a grant can be found at df. Collaborations within institutions (e.g., between departments and/or inter-professional), as well as between different institutions/organizations/associations, are encouraged. All partners must have a relevant role, and the requesting organization must have a leadership role.



Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to $250,000 will be considered. The total available budget related to this CGA is $250,000.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 12, 2016