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Clinical Education Grant Opportunities

Bard is pleased to be able to support educational programs that improve patient outcomes, both by educating healthcare providers in the latest medical technology and techniques, and by improving patient access to information needed to make fully informed choices about their own health care.  

Bard may support the following types of bona fide, independent, educational programs:

Fellowship Programs – post-professional, funded and planned learning experiences in a focused subspecialty area of clinical practice, education or research. Fellowships are intended for post-doctoral, post-residency prepared or board-certified health professionals.

Patient Education Programs – patient health or disease education and public health and disease awareness campaigns.

Third-Party Conferences – nationally or regionally recognized independent third-party conferences, journal clubs, and disease societies that have an educational, medical, scientific, or policymaking purpose.

Training Institution Programs – programs conducted by teaching hospitals, academic centers or other healthcare facilities involved in internal educational programs that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective health care.

The following is a list of what (but not limited to) Bard will NOT support:

  • Paying an honorarium or expenses directly to the faculty for a professional association’s meeting

  • Brick & Mortar (To build or support the building of labs, offices, research centers, etc.)

  • Paying registration and/or travel costs for a physician, resident, fellow, etc. to attend a third-party educational conference

  • Sponsoring a fellow for a private practice

  • Paying an honorarium to attend any third-party educational conference

  • Sponsoring NON Training/Education Meetings

  • Programs at Spa & Resorts, “Vacation Destinations”

Bard is committed to supporting the training and education of healthcare professionals under the guidance of ACCME and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics. For more information on these guidelines please visit: and All parties associated with a Bard-sponsored Grant Request agree to abide by all requirements of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Education and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals.  Please contact Bard Surgical Education if you have any questions.

What information is required in my grant application?

The following information will be required:

  • Geographic eligibility

  • A brief description of the organization, including its legal name and purpose 

  • Financial and/or tax information

  • History of previous support from Bard or one of its divisions and the nature of that support

  • Amount requested

  • Purpose of the funding

  • Alignment with Bard clinical education support objectives or the rationale for funding if not specifically related

  • Description of the methods used to measure outcomes

  • Name of any Bard employee who serves on the organization's board or in an advisory capacity

  • Contact information

How are grant requests evaluated?

Each request will be carefully reviewed for its compliance with the Bard clinical education guidelines. If the request is within our guidelines and program priorities, and if funding is available, the organization may be asked to provide additional information. Site visits may also be encouraged and scheduled before grant awards are made. 

How do I submit a grant request?

All U.S. organizations are required to complete an online eligibility quiz and application accessible through the Bard Online Grant Application


Questions about Educational or Research Grants should be directed to:

Grants Administrator

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