Alcon Medical Education Grants

Through our medical education grant program, Alcon funds educational activities that seek to increase the number of patients who receive the highest quality, safe and effective care.

Alcon Medical Education Grants
What We Support
Grant Process
Policies and Guidelines
Required Documents

Grant ProcessSee more

Alcon recognizes the importance of independent medical education programs that seek to increase the number of patients who receive safe, effective and the highest quality of care. The Alcon Medical Education Grant Office provides support for these educational initiatives by following the grant process, outlined below.

The medical education grant process consists of the following major steps:

  • Eligibility - Requestor must answer a series of questions to ensure that certain criteria are met to be eligible to apply for a grant. Completion of this questionnaire does not guarantee that an application will be approved.
  • Grant application – Applications must be submitted via Alcon’s online grant application portal. Only requestors who pass the eligibility questionnaire will be able to submit a grant application. Submissions received via email, fax or mail will not be considered.
  • Grant application review - The Alcon Medical Education Grant Office will review the grant application for compliance, medical education plan alignment and financial need utilizing a grant evaluation scorecard as part of the application review process.
  • Requestor receives notification - Approval or denial of grant application is issued via email.
  • Contract/Pay – Signed acceptance of Alcon’s Letter of Agreement (LOA) must be returned to Alcon two weeks prior to the program start date.
  • Monitor - A Medical Education Grant Office monitor may attend the supported activity to evaluate fulfillment of grant proposal.
  • Post-Activity Reconciliation (PAR) - Must be completed and returned to Alcon within 60 days following the conclusion of the educational activity.

Click here to view the expanded medical education grant process document.

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Eligibility Information and QuestionnaireSee more

The eligibility questionnaire is not an application and is only intended to determine your eligibility to apply for a medical education grant from the Alcon Medical Education Grant Office. Completion of this questionnaire does not guarantee that you will be approved to apply for a grant or that your application will be accepted.

If eligible, a link to the login screen for the online application portal will be provided and you will be invited to begin the grant application process.

Educational grant applications will be considered for funding by the Alcon Medical Education Grant Office only when all information and documents noted below have been submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the scheduled event.
  • Program description
  • Needs assessment
  • Educational objectives
  • Copy of invitation or brochure
  • Detailed agenda
  • Outcomes measurement plan
  • Itemized budget
  • Signed W-9
To determine eligibility for an educational grant from the Alcon Medical Education Grant Office, please complete the online

Eligibility Questionnaire.

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Post-Activity ReconciliationSee more

Within 60 days following program completion, recipients of an educational grant must provide the Alcon Medical Education Grant Office with the required post-activity reconciliation information.

The following information is required as part of your post-activity reconciliation:

  • Summary of Participant Evaluation Forms
  • Program Summary with the following information:
  • type of event/activity.
  • actual number of participants by audience type/specialty.
  • an overall summary that demonstrates that the program met its stated learning objectives.
  • Outcomes Measurement Report – results from any pre- and post-tests and any follow-up surveys post program that may have taken place.
  • Copy of final brochure / invitation.
  • Financial reconciliation of the complete program budget to include expenses and income details (budget vs. actual).

Grant recipients are required to return to Alcon any unused grant funds in excess of USD $100 remaining at program completion. However, if the unused funds are less than USD $100, a refund will not be required.

Outcomes measurements may apply to each activity funded – i.e., separate outcomes for the live event plus an enduring supplement will be required. However, financial reconciliation will be required within 60 days of the live event date or the launch of the enduring activity.

NOTE: Failure to complete the post-activity reconciliation for an awarded grant will result in future applications not being considered for support.

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