Educational Grants

Improving outcomes for patients through grants for healthcare provider education

ASCEND Therapeutics awards educational grants based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Unmet educational needs of healthcare professionals
  • Availability of funds
  • ASCEND Therapeutics’ areas of educational interest

Grants must be in compliance with a number of laws and guidelines, including the following:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support of Educational Programs (“ACCME Guidelines”)
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Code on Interaction with Healthcare Professionals (“PhRMA Code”)
  • Food and Drug Administration Guidance on Industry Supported Scientific and Educational Activities (“FDA Guidance”)
  • American Medical Association Ethical Guidelines for Gifts to Physicians from Industry and Continuing Medical Education (“AMA Guidelines”)
  • Office of Inspector General Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (“OIG Guidance”)
  • ASCEND Therapeutics company policies and standard operating procedures

Grants will not be provided to:

  • Any individual
  • Any physician or physician practice or group or affiliate
  • Debarred institutions or groups, including organizations or their employees on the OIG exclusion list and/or FDA individual or group disqualification list

Grants are prohibited if offered with intent, directly or indirectly, to: 

  • Induce healthcare professionals to prescribe, recommend or purchase ASCEND Therapeutics products or services
  • Induce healthcare professionals to include ASCEND Therapeutics products in any formulary, treatment guideline or treatment protocol
  • Promote ASCEND Therapeutics products or services

In order to request an educational grant, download the educational Grant Request Form, complete all fields, and mail or fax to ASCEND. Please keep in mind that incomplete grant requests will not be accepted.

Please make sure to include the following:

  • Completed Grant Request Form
  • Signed Letter of Request on your company letterhead
  • Accreditation Statement, if event provided by accredited CME provider
  • Grant amount requested
  • Agenda (if not available, please submit topics and titles)
  • Detailed budget showing the total program/enduring material costs
  • Supporting Documentation (i.e., Program Brochure, Invitation, etc.)

Mail to:

ASCEND Therapeutics
Educational Grant Request Dept.
607 Herndon Parkway
Suite 110
Herndon, Virginia 20170
Or fax to: (703) 478-0959

For further information about ASCEND Therapeutics’ Educational Grant Program or questions related to the grant process, please email