Virtual Programs for Rheumatology Education

Funding Agency:
Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted general Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the knowledge gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will include a curriculum of virtual activities intended to improve the knowledge and competency of healthcare professionals (HCPs) that treat rheumatologic conditions regarding the mechanisms that drive the development of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Treatment strategies for these conditions continue to advance rapidly in response to the changing needs of providers and patients.

Programs that leverage engaging virtual technologies will be considered as Pfizer is committed to supporting HCPs and patients during this time of limited travel, limited in-person education opportunities, and increased number of telehealth interactions.

It is our hope that by increasing the HCP community overall knowledge of the treatment landscape, including timely diagnosis, mechanism of action, and care management through virtual technology and patient engagement, there will be improved outcomes for patients. Focus may include the patient journey, i.e.: perspective from diagnosis to ongoing disease management.

Grant Application due date: October 20, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope: United States

• 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. • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions / organizations / associations. all institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project. • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited.



Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to $250,000 will be considered. The estimated total available budget related to this RFP is $500,000.

Funding Type





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

External Deadline

October 20, 2021