Medical Education Grants and Healthcare Charitable Contributions

Announcement: Pfizer’s Acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals

On June 24, 2016, Pfizer completed the acquisition of Anacor, and so Anacor is no longer an independent company.

Anacor’s Grants Website Closure:

Effective immediately, applications are no longer being accepted through the Anacor Grant Request Portal. Please see below for information on how to apply for specific funding types following Pfizer processes.

Medical Education Grants:

Grants for independent professional education activities and interventions directed towards health care professionals. To apply for an independent medical education grant, please visit for information regarding eligibility criteria, policies and procedures, and the submission process.

Track 1 – Learning & Change

Pfizer will publish evidence-based, data driven Request for Proposals (RFPs) in key clinical areas where practice gaps have been identified through external entities, registries and other assessment methodologies and processes. Each RFP will focus on areas where Pfizer support could potentially have the greatest impact on improved patient care and outcomes. Click here to view currently open RFPs.

Track 2 – Knowledge Gap

Knowledge Gap grants will focus on educational strategies specially designed to close gaps in knowledge and improve competence in certain clinical areas, as identified through needs assessment and other data that would support this type of strategy. Types of funding currently available include:

  • Annual Meetings: Funding to support LIVE national and regional conferences and congresses. CLICK HERE to view the 2016 clinical areas of interest, goals, and submission deadlines.
  • Call for Grant Applications (CGA): In certain clinical areas, a Call for Grant Application (CGA) will also be posted. The CGA will describe (1) the clinical area of interest, (2) the approximate total budget available, (3) the rationale behind the need for knowledge-driven education or assessment, (4) the outcome-reporting required, and (5) what information must be included the application. Click here to view currently open CGAs.

Charitable Contributions:

Pfizer and its legacy companies have a strong tradition of funding external, independent, not-for-profit organizations to support shared goals and to demonstrate our commitment to fund programs and activities that provide broad public benefit, advance medical care and improve patient outcomes. These external, independent, not-for-profit organizations include patient advocacy groups, professional medical associations, and other charitable organizations with 501(c)(3) tax status. Pfizer strives to ensure that our continued alignment with external, independent, not-for-profit organizations is conducted in strict compliance with relevant laws and regulations, industry codes, external standards and internal Pfizer policies and procedures.

Healthcare Charitable Contributions

Healthcare-related programs and activities limited to the following: 1) patient education, including health screening; 2) patient advocacy for disease awareness, and 3) patient access to care (e.g., transportation costs). Pfizer does not receive any significant value in terms of goods or services in return for its support. Pfizer does not support studies or research through its Healthcare Charitable Contributions program. For more information, please visit:

Special Events

Special Events include, but are not limited to fundraising dinners, walks, biking and golf events, galas, awards ceremonies and other similar events that do not provide Pfizer with a tangible benefit. Pfizer will not provide input into the content or strategic direction of such Special Events. For more information, please visit: