Educational Grants FAQs

Educational Grants FAQs

1. Why did the grant process change?
Consistent with the 2003 U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG) compliance guidance, Bayer completely separates its grant process from its sales and marketing functions. Grants must never be based on or linked to prescribing, formulary status, purchasing or reimbursement; therefore, Bayer sales and marketing personnel may not make grant commitments to customers. ALL grant decisions are now centralized through the Grant Review Committee.

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2. How can I contact Bayer regarding my Grant request?
Contact may be initiated via the "Contact Us" navigation button on the left.

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3. What is a CME provider?
Various organizations provide accredited CME/CE opportunities for physicians and other health care professionals. CME providers are responsible for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of all accredited CME activities they certify for credit.

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4. How will I know if my educational grant will be approved?
Competition for educational grant dollars is very high. The primary focus will be on medical and healthcare related educational activities in the following therapeutic areas:

Programs in therapeutic areas outside of those listed above generally will not be considered. Of course, even as to grants relating to the above therapeutic classes, not all the programs can be approved.

In 2010, approximately 25% of all submitted educational grants (excluding Dermatology and Diabetes) received approval.

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5. Does previous support of a program by Bayer guarantee future support?
No. Each grant is evaluated on its individual merit relative to other grant requests. Please do not consider any request approved until you have received written documentation approving your grant request.

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6. What is the policy on websites? Will a grant for the development or maintenance of an educational website?
At this time, there is no funding for the development or maintenance of websites. Funding for content development related to a medical or health care related education program that is to be posted on a website for a limited period of time will be considered.

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7. Who sits on the Grant Review Committee?
The grant review committee consists of members of Bayer’s medical organization and other Bayer professionals.

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8. My Bayer representative told me that my grant would be approved but I received a denial. How can that happen?
No representative of Bayer, except Bayer Grant Review committee personnel, can approve a non-clinical grant. As a requestor, you should not accept any verbal commitments from sales representatives, medical liaisons, or any other Bayer employee, as they are not authorized to make such a commitment. Please do not consider any grant request approved until you have received written confirmation from Bayer Grant Review Committee approving your request.

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9. One of my colleagues has requested a grant. Can I get the status of that request?
Only the requestor of a specific grant or an alternative contact that has been listed on the grant application by the requestor has authorization to request status updates. This policy is stated specifically in the grant application and no exceptions will be made.

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10. Where can I return unused funds?
Unused funds, along with a reconciliation of the grant funding used, may be sent to:

For all Therapeutic Areas with the exception of DERMATOLOGY and DIABETES CARE:
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
Attn: Karen Marini
6 West Belt
Wayne, NJ 07470-6806

Checks should be made payable to Bayer HealthCare LLC.

DERMATOLOGY funds should be returned to: BAYER DERMATOLOGY
36 Columbia Road
P.O. Box 1941
Morristown, NJ 07962

Checks should be made payable to Bayer Dermatology


DIABETES CARE funds should be returned to: Bayer HealthCare Diabetes Care
Attn: Regina Alvarado
555 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY 10950

Checks should be made payable to Bayer HealthCare LLC

Note: In recognition of processing costs to both Bayer and the grant recipient, unused grant funds totaling less than $100 need not be returned to Bayer.

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11. What documents are needed to support my CME/CE request for funding?
The following documents are needed:

  • Completed application
  • Needs assessment for the activity
  • Learning objectives for the activity
  • Outcomes measurement plan for activity
  • Program agenda (for live programs)
  • Detailed line-item budget
  • Signed W-9 domestic US
  • IRS tax determination letter, if applicable
  • Letter or Certificate of Accreditation
  • Other documentation - may also be required by specific therapeutic areas

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