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Health Care Education Grants and Fellowships

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3M Health Care Business Group Grant Application

3M is committed to supporting independent educational opportunities for the advancement of medical, dental and scientific understanding in our therapeutic and disease areas of interest.

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  • As part of our commitment to improving patient care and supporting independent education to the medical and broader health care community, 3M Health Care Business Group accepts grant requests for:
     

    • Health Care Professional ("HCP") Education
    • Educational and Clinical Fellowships

     

    3M is aware of the growing need for funding of high quality education and research. Many more requests are received than can be funded, and we regret that we cannot accommodate every request. All requests receive a fair review. Please take the time to consider how your program fits within our guidelines, as stated in the next pages, before submitting a request.


How to submit a request

  • For detailed information on requirements, review process and decision notifications, please click on the appropriate link below:
     

    1. Educational Grants
    2. Fellowships

Frequently Asked Questions - Grants

  • Please note that 3M considers many factors. The following are minimum requirements for educational grants and fellowships request consideration. Grant requests that do not meet these minimum requirements will not be considered for funding.

    Minimum eligibility requirements for funding consideration:


    • Requesting organization must be an academic institution, hospital, accredited provider, professional society, medical association, or patient advocacy group.
    • Requesting organization must independently control and be responsible for selection of program content, faculty, attending HCPs who are in training, educational methods and materials.
    • Funding must support bona fide educational initiatives and involve a scientific exchange of information, including teaching labs, with a medical focus on HCP and/or patient education.
    • For fellowship requests, requesting organization must have a bona fide fellowship committee or similar selection organization or process. Funding must commensurate with the activities to be performed by the fellow.
  • No. 3M will not support unrestricted grants. 3M Educational Grants are considered to be restricted grants. The purpose for the restricted grant must be designated in the grant application and program detail and that designated purpose is the only one for which the grant funds may be used.

  • Some examples of grant requests that will not be supported include:


    • Requests directly or indirectly conditioned on the requesting organization's agreement to purchase, lease, recommend, use or arrange for the purchase or lease of, or prescription of, 3M products.
    • Requests where there is evidence of unduly influencing the decision of whether a particular institution will receive a grant or the amount of such grant by a 3M employee.
    • Requests from individual HCPs, physician practices or patients; or in the name of an individual HCP or to an organization of an HCPs choice.
    • Requests to reimburse registration, seminar fees, or travel expenses of an HCPs attendance at a third-party educational conference.
    • Requests from organizations listed on the Office of Inspector General's List of Excluded Individual/Entities (OIG LEIE) or the General Services Administration Excluded Parties List System (GSA EPLS).
    • Requests from organizations to support Investigator Sponsored Research of 3M products. These requests should go through the 3M Investigator Sponsored Research program and process.

    3M will also not provide educational grant funding for:


    • Requests involving funding for golf tournaments, outings, gala dinners, capital campaigns (i.e. building funds/endowment), multi-year commitments, religious organizations that do not serve the general public on a nondenominational basis; or of a political nature or from fraternal and athletic groups.
    • Requests for normal organizational overhead (i.e. purchase of computer equipment, staff training).
  • No. The grant funding process is very competitive. 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 from 3M approving your grant request.

  • 3M will only accept educational grants requests that are received via the online request form. Requests for programs or events that have already occurred or that are not submitted at least forty-five (45) days prior to when the desired funding is needed cannot be accepted.

  • Before submitting an educational grant request, you should become familiar with 3M Grant Guidelines and consider how your program fits within these guidelines.


    • Prepare your grant request in writing.
    • Your grant request must include:
    • For educational grants:


    • Organization's name and mailing address
    • Contact name representing the organization, including their title, e-mail address and phone number
    • Date and location of the meeting
    • Amount of support requested
    • Description of the event
    • Non-profit status / Tax ID number
    • Attendees and approximate number
    • You are also required to submit any other supporting documentation that may help facilitate the review of your grant request, such as a program or event agenda and a detailed line item budget with your online request.
  • Grant requests submitted with the required documentation will be reviewed by 3M's Grants Committee as quickly as possible and within thirty (30) days from the date the complete required information was received. If a review was not completed the requestor will receive a notification within this time frame. 3M's Grants Committee has the sole authority to approve grant requests.

    All organizations will receive a decision notification in writing, within seven (7) business days of final committee review. Please do not consider any request approved until you have received written documentation from 3M's Grants Committee approving your grant request.

  • You may check the status of your grant request or payment by sending an e-mail to healthcaregrantsadmin@mmm.com

    PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CONTACTING AN 3M COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE AS THEY ARE NOT AND SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS.

    3M complies with health care provider (HCP) transparency reporting requirements globally. Transfers of value include grants. 3M will track and report all grant funding as required by local laws.

  • 3M complies with health care provider (HCP) transparency reporting requirements globally. Transfers of value include grants. 3M will track and report all grant funding as required by local laws.

Fellowships

  • 3M is committed to supporting the education and training of health care professionals in the latest medical procedures and technologies. A Fellowship is an award that enables an individual medical professional to pursue study in his or her field or to introduce them to related fields. A fellowship often advances or enlarges the recipient’s area of interest or allows study in a different area extending his or her competence. The award will help support activities such as training, further study or research.

    Fellowships may be provided to teaching institutions and their affiliates, community hospitals, medical societies and associations with a bona fide interest in advancing education in areas of interest to 3M. Fellowships will not be provided to individual preceptors or fellows, to charitable organizations of a particular physician’s or institution’s choice or to private physician practices. The fellow may not spend his or her time at 3M or provide 3M with company related services. Selection of the fellow must be at the discretion of the teaching institution or society/association but support should be attributed to 3M. These institutions societies/associations must have a fellowship committee or selection process in place to determine the final recipient of the Fellowships.

Frequently Asked Questions - Fellowships

    • The recipient institution must have complete control over the content of the program, including the course of study, requirements and selection of Fellowship recipients.
    • Amount of funding requested must be commensurate with activities to be performed by fellow, local cost of living, and any other expenses not considered overhead expenses of the recipient institution or society/association. Grant funds may not be used to support expenses for which the recipient organization would normally be responsible.
    • Requesting organization must have a bona fide fellowship committee or similar selection organization or process. Funding must commensurate with the activities to be performed by the fellow.
  • Some examples of grant requests that 3M will not support include:


    • Requests directly or indirectly conditioned on the requesting organization’s agreement to purchase, lease, recommend, use or arrange for the purchase or lease of 3M products.
    • Requests where there is evidence of unduly influencing the decision of whether a particular institution will receive a grant or the amount of such grant by a member of 3M.
    • Requests from individual HCPs, physician practices or patients.
    • Requests from organizations listed on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individual/Entities (OIG LEIE) or the General Services Administration Excluded Parties List System (GSA EPLS).
  • No. The grant funding process is very competitive. 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 from 3M approving your grant request.

  • Please complete an online application and attach a comprehensive fellowship program description including a copy of the programs’ core curriculum and itemized budget. Only completed applications with required documentation will be considered. A written agreement is required before funds are disbursed to identify activities to be performed by the fellow, a detailed accounting of the use of the funds and the duration of the agreement. Requests for fellowship support should be for a one-year term.

  • Grant requests submitted with the required documentation will be reviewed by 3M's Grants Committee as quickly as possible and within thirty (30) days from the date the complete required information was received. If a review was not completed the requestor will receive a notification within this time frame. 3M's Grants Committee has the sole authority to approve grant requests.

    All organizations will receive a decision notification in writing, within seven (7) business days of final committee review. Please do not consider any request approved until you have received written documentation from 3M's Grants Committee approving your grant request.

  • You may check the status of your fellowship request or payment by sending an e-mail to professional.affairs@3M.com

    PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CONTACTING ANY 3M COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE AS THEY ARE NOT AND SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS.

  • 3M complies with health care provider (HCP) transparency reporting requirements globally. Transfers of value include grants. 3M will track and report all grant funding as required by local laws.