Supporting Healthcare Organisations

Novo Nordisk is committed to supporting appropriate independent requests from Healthcare Organisations.  Healthcare Organisations interested in seeking a grant are required to complete an application form (see below). Applications are reviewed by our Grants Review Panel three times a year. In order to be considered, applications will need to meet Novo Nordisk internal Business Ethics criteria together with the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Code of Practice and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Regulations, as well as other relevant Legal and Regulatory requirements. Unfortunately, not all requests can be met, but we will assess each application on its merits and will prioritise those which are aligned to our therapy areas. 


Application deadlines for 2020 are 28th February, 5th June and 2nd October.


Criteria for funding

  • Grants may only be provided to Healthcare Organisations

  • Only applications for proposals directly related to Novo Nordisk therapy areas will be considered

  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate how provision of the grant will benefit patient care

  • Novo Nordisk is unable to retrospectively support a grant application for a proposal that has already started or occurred


Types of applications NOT considered for funding

  • Grants to individuals including grants to individual Healthcare Professionals to attend scientific conferences

  • Clinical research, including Investigator Initiated Studies and Research Fellowships

  • Social events (such as Charity Balls, Student graduation, celebrations)

  • Costs for stationary or furniture for hospital departments, surgeries etc. This includes filing cabinets, display stands, diaries, pens etc.

  • IT equipment

  • Locum fees to cover HCP absences.

  • Grants to cover prizes or awards presented to HCPs/students


Apply for a Grant

Healthcare Organisations interested in seeking a grant from Novo Nordisk are required to complete all sections of the attached application form. Supporting documentation may be attached. The application form must be printed, and then signed and dated by a senior representative of the Healthcare Organisation with the requisite authority to sign on behalf of the Healthcare Organisation. Please return the completed application form to the following email address:


Once received, your application will be reviewed by our Grants Review Panel and you will be informed of their decision. Please take care to include all relevant information at the time of the application. Failure to do so will delay our consideration of your application and/or result in our rejecting it. You should not consider your application approved until you receive an email from the Grants Review Panel formally notifying you that it has been approved. If you have any questions about your application please email:


Click here to access the application form


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