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Grants and Grant Writing: Pharmacy Association / Drug Company Grants

Resources on grants and grant writing for those in the sciences (specifically the health sciences)

Pharmacy Grants

AACP New Investigator Award  This program, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), provides start-up funding for new pharmacy faculty’s research programs. Letters of intent are generally due sometime in August.

Aetna Foundation The Aetna Foundation funds grants for the improvement of health and health care, within three program areas:  obesity, racial and ethnic health care equity, and integrated health care. Grant applications that address more than one of these program areas will receive priority consideration for funding. Applications can be focused on research, practice, or policy. Regional awards range from $25,000 to $50,000. Eligible applications are nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. The Aetna Foundation is particularly interested in organizations serving Los Angeles but those in other communities can still apply. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full grant application. Letters of Intent are accepted on a rolling basis.

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Incentive Grant Program  The Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care offer pharmacists seed money to implement or support an existing patient care service within their pharmacy practice. Applications are generally due in November each year. 

Community Grants – CVS Caremark The CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations targeting children with disabilities, projects focusing on healthcare to the uninsured and underserved, and to public schools. Selected organizations meeting the above criteria will be eligible for receiving award amounts up to $5,000. The deadline is rolling from January through October.

Community Pharmacy Foundation Grant Program The Community Pharmacy Foundation provides grant support for faculty at colleges and schools of pharmacy in the U.S. who are working with community pharmacy practice sites in areas germane to community practice. The grant application process involves two-steps (grant application submission, followed by an invitation to submit a grant proposal). The grant application process is open year round and proposals are reviewed quarterly.  

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Faculty Scholars Program  The NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars program offers assistant professors at accredited U.S. schools or colleges of pharmacy interested in community pharmacy-based, patient-centered research the opportunity to engage in an 18-month mentorship program. Participants in the Faculty Scholars program will bring their research idea from concept to manuscript over the course of the program through a starter grant provided by NACDS Foundation, mentorship from experienced University of Pittsburgh researchers, networking with thought leaders, and attendance at national conferences.

Pfizer Independent Grant Process  Pfizer is committed to supporting healthcare quality improvement initiatives, continuing professional development and other independent education activities, including CME/CE, that are most likely to improve patient health, and believe that the likelihood of improving patient health increases when education is integrated with quality. Process Overview.

PhRMA Foundation Awards  The PhRMA Foundation offers support for research and early career endeavors of scientists in drug discovery and development.

PPA Educational Foundation Grant Opportunities  The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Educational Foundation annually offers up to four mini grants of up to $1000 each for the exploration of innovative and best pharmacy practices, especially focusing on patient-centered outcomes. Deadline for applications is November 1.

Walgreen's Corporate Contribution Program
Funding for programs and organizations that have a specific focus on improving access to health and wellness in their community; pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives; civic and community outreach; or emergency and disaster relief. Health is the Company’s major focus area and the largest share of its annual contributions program is allocated to programs that address the health needs of their clients.