Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) Track 2 - Call for Grant Applications (CGA) -- Understanding the Dietary Gap and the Role of Multivitamin/Mineral (MVM) Supplementation

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 support educational programs that focus on increasing awareness amongst international nutrition professionals, clinicians (including physicians), and policymakers of the:

  • Essential role of vitamins and minerals for human health
  • Role and safety of MVM supplementation to meet nutritional requirements 

Of specific interest is creating awareness of the prevalence of insufficient micronutrient intake globally and the resulting nutritional status, with special consideration for populations at risk for suboptimal micronutrient status (due to inadequate diets, drug/nutrient interactions, medical conditions, special diets, etc.) 

All activity types will be considered through this CGA, including live events, satellite symposia, workshops, online courses, print materials, and other enduring materials, including published proceedings. An activity taking place alongside a global nutritional conference attracting international and regional experts, such as the IUNS-ICN Congress of Nutrition, is of particular interest. Efforts should be made to encourage interaction, incorporate real-world patient case discussions, and provide opportunities to extend and reinforce learning opportunities beyond the live setting. 

Grant application due date: May 3, 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 $108,000 will be considered. The total available budget related to this CGA is $108,000. The grant amount Pfizer will be prepared to fund will depend upon the evaluation of the proposal and costs involved and will be stated clearly in the approval notification. 

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

May 3, 2017