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Eligibility Criteria

Astellas is pleased to support high quality Medical Grants each year. In order to be considered, each Medical Grant request must be aligned to an Astellas Therapeutic Area of Support, meet set Eligibility Criteria, and be submitted within sufficient Timelines prior to the activity occurring.

To demonstrate the quality and medical value of your Medical Activity, you will be asked to submit details of your activity which Astellas will consider and evaluate in our funding decision. Medical Grants will be awarded based on scientific and medical criteria and must not be influenced by commercial bias.

To determine if your request is eligible, please review the following:

Therapeutic Areas

Astellas focuses on the following Therapeutic Areas of Support:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Overactive Bladder


Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Applicants:

Applicants are Eligible to apply to Astellas for funding support provided they are one of the following:

  • Canadian non-profit healthcare organizations, institutions, or foundations
  • Provincial, national-level professional medical associations, or societies
  • Third-parties acting on behalf of the aforementioned
  • Individual Canadian healthcare professionals seeking funding for attendance at an international congress

All applicants (with the exception of individual healthcare professionals) must have a documented governance structure to ensure accountability and oversight of the activity for which funding is sought.

Applicants are Ineligible to apply to Astellas for funding if they are one of the following:

  • Non-Canadian organizations and/or healthcare professionals
  • Individual healthcare professionals (other than requesting funding for attendance at an international congress)
  • For-profit businesses not acting on behalf of a non-profit healthcare organization, institution, foundation or provincial, national-level professional medical associations, or societies


Eligible Medical Activities:

Activities are Eligible for Medical Grant funding by Astellas provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Aligned with an Astellas Therapeutic Area of Support
  2. Are considered one of:
    • Fellowships
    • Independent medical education (accredited or non-accredited*)
    • Individual healthcare professionals planning to attend international congresses
    • Research grants (national or provincial)
  3. Will be held within Canada (with the exception of Individual Canadian HCPs seeking funding for attendance at International Congresses)
  4. Addresses an identified medical/scientific need to improve health outcomes and patient care
  5. Will take place/begin at least 60 days following the date of application. Requests received fewer than 60 days prior to the start of the activity will not be considered for funding.

*Note: preference is given to accredited activities

Activities or requests Ineligible for Medical Grant funding by Astellas include, but are not limited to:

  • Charitable Contributions
  • Corporate Memberships
  • Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) of Astellas marketed products or Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) for compounds in development. For questions relating to ISR/IIT contact APCA_ResearchOperations@astellas.com
  • Entertainment, sporting or social events
  • Gifts
  • Registration/program fees, travel or expenses for healthcare professionals (including fellows) attending a Canadian educational event
  • Medical Practice Activities (e.g. operating expenditures such as medical equipment, infrastructure or facilities modification)


Last updated: December 19, 2016

If you have any further questions or require assistance, please contact:

MedicalGrants.Canada@astellas.com