Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change Request for Proposals (RFP) Improving Vaccine Utilization and Preventive Health Maintenance in IBD

Funding Agency:
Pfizer Inc.

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (Foundation), and Pfizer are initiating a Request for Proposal (RFP) for interventions that aim to improve vaccine utilization, health maintenance and preventive care services in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

It is our intent to support projects that focus on the development and implementation of systems-based interventions to improve vaccination utilization and/or preventive health maintenance among patients with IBD. While the focus of this RFP is on vaccination, we recognize that preventive health maintenance in patients with IBD also includes screening for cervical cancer, skin cancer, and osteoporosis; identification of depression and anxiety; smoking cessation; and maximizing communication between GI providers and primary care providers.

It is expected that projects will be evidence-based and the proposed research will follow generally accepted scientific principles. During review, the intended outcome(s) of the project are given careful consideration and, if appropriate based on the project goal, projects with the maximum likelihood to directly impact patient care will be given highest priority. Projects including an educational element can find more information on principals of learning and behavior change for health professionals at _AFewPrinciples.pdf.

Multi-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged when appropriate, but all partners must have a relevant role

Submission due date: September 7, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. health care institutions; health care professional organizations and other organizations with a mission related to healthcare improvement; government agency partners with the capacity to reach patients with IBD. 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. Please note all partners must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project.



Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to $500,000 will be considered. The total available budget related to this RFP is $1M.

Funding Type





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

External Deadline

September 7, 2018