Independent Medical Education

Apellis welcomes Independent Medical Education (IME) grants that help patient and professional healthcare-related organizations deliver educational programs, services and activities related to those disease areas on which the company focuses its development and therapeutic programs. The purpose of such educational grants is to improve public health, patient experiences and outcomes, and advance scientific knowledge.

Apellis may consider providing support for the following types of IME.

Accredited Education Program.  Independent medical education activities (live, print, enduring, and CME) that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of healthcare professionals or patients. Independent programs and/or materials are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) or other appropriate accrediting body.  

Non-Accredited Education Program.  Independent medical education activities (live, print, enduring, and non-CME) that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of healthcare professionals or patients. These programs and/or materials are not accredited and medical professionals do not receive continuing education credits for participation. 

Fellowship.  A program that provides mentored research, professional development, and academic training in support of postdoctoral fellows. Fellowship grant funds cannot be used for overhead costs.

Request for Proposal

Apellis adheres to the commercial support standards established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and complies with the principles established by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Compliance Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Code on Interactions with Medical Professionals.

Submission Process 

Are you ready to submit your Independent Medical Education (IME) grant request?

IME requests must be submitted through Apellis’ online portal at least 60 days prior to the activity start date. The IME grant recipient (and/or recipient’s designees) must have sole discretion as to the content, presenter selection, venue, presenter training, and selection of attendees in response to an educational need. 

The following information is required for IME application submission

  • Activity or program agenda
  • Needs assessment with references
  • Learning objectives
  • Educational outcomes plan
  • Program/activity description
  • Program/activity budget
  • Indication of whether the grant requestor is seeking co-funding support from other companies or organizations

Visit Grants and Giving Requirements for additional requirements.

Eligible IME organization types include, but are not limited to:

  • Accredited providers
  • Medical or professional associations
  • Hospitals or community health centers 
  • Patient/caregiver associations or advocacy groups
  • Medical education companies
  • Universities or colleges

IME grant requests for accredited activities must be submitted by an accredited provider, even if jointly sponsored by a separate Educational Partner. All grant payments will be paid to the CME/CE Provider, not to the Educational Partner.

IME grant funding decisions are made through a formal, centralized grant review and decision-making process.  The Apellis Grant Review Committee assesses applications based upon need, design, scientific rigor, independence, and compliance, as well as the potential to improve patient care and outcomes.  Approvals depend on available funding, the volume of requests, and alignment with Apellis’ scientific areas of interest.  The Apellis Grant Review Committee may request additional information or clarification about the educational grant activity’s description or proposed budget, or other items, prior to a final funding decision.

Apellis receives many qualified applications and regret that we cannot fund all of them.  We encourage organizations to reapply for future programs and initiatives. 

Submit Your Medical Education Request