Novartis may provide external funding to legitimate organizations in the interest of driving its mission to improve healthcare, advance scientific/medical knowledge or support the communities where Novartis Associates live and work.

The applicant will be responsible for the application, content and implementation of any activity that receives Novartis support, including compliance with laws and regulations.

Applying for funding

Applications must outline a clear and defined purpose and transparent objectives, deliverables, milestones and outcomes as appropriate. Applications will only be accepted from legitimate organizations. Furthermore, funding support can only be provided to legitimate organizations and not to individuals.

All applications should relate directly to one or more Novartis Areas of Interest – these vary according to region or country, so please ensure to visit your local Novartis site for more information.

Funding may be provided in the form of grants. A grant is an independently requested monetary and/or in-kind contribution for a specified purpose to support medical/scientific research, healthcare education, policy initiatives, and patient advocacy/engagement  activities where Novartis will receive no improper benefit. Grants will not be provided to political parties.

How do I submit a request for funding?

Requests should be submitted via our GEMS portal. The following countries can currently not use GEMS:

  • China
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • USA

If your country does not appear on this list, requests should be submitted to the GEMS portal by clicking here: 

Submit a Grant request

An Investigator Initiated Trial/Research or study funding request is not to be considered as a Grant. Click here to read more information for Investigator Initiated trials/Studies at Novartis and how to apply.

Guidance on using the portal is available here:

How are requests evaluated?

Once received, each request will be reviewed carefully and fairly by the appropriate Novartis experts with every effort made to provide a response once we have all the necessary information.

Please note that your request will be assessed in consideration of applicable local laws and regulations.