Medical grants

GSK Canada supports independent medical education, professional organization memberships and sponsorships, and other medical grants

GSK recognizes a responsibility to support activities in our medical community, whether related to our commitment to support medical education where there is patient need and mutual scientific interest, to support professional societies’ initiatives, or to assist healthcare organizations or projects that promote other healthcare goals. In all of our interactions we aim to be transparent about our work, operate with integrity, and always put the interests of patients first.

GSK Canada Medical will review qualifying grant requests and may reach out for additional information.

Timeline: Decisions on funding requests may take 8-10 weeks and decisions will be communicated when each review is complete.

Specifically, for independent medical education requests, applications will be accepted two times per year during Call for Proposals:

  • April 15th 
  • September 15th 

For Other Medical Grants, Professional Organization Memberships and Sponsorships requests, applications will be accepted throughout the year.

Exception: Independent medical education grant requests related to Specialty Care areas of interest are accepted throughout the year.

To qualify for a Medical Grant, you must meet the criteria below, and submit a completed application form with all supporting documents to

Please ensure you meet the following criteria before submitting an application:

  1. I confirm that the event or activity will not start for 12 weeks following date of application submission.
  2. I confirm that the application is on behalf of an organization (not an individual).
  3. I confirm the request is in one or more of GSK’s disease area of interest.
  4. I confirm the request is for an eligible Canadian medical organization.

Conference Sponsorship Requests:

If the funding request offers any sort of commercial benefit (e.g. booth or complementary conference registration in exchange for sponsorship) the request is a Conference Sponsorship. Please submit these requests to the conference sponsorship team at email:


Select the appropriate tab based on the type of request:

Eligible Medical Organizations

  • Scientific or professional organizations
  • Professional medical, pharmacy and nursing societies
  • Patient advocacy groups, patient centred organizations (e.g. seniors’ or community services)
  • University Faculties
  • Integrated Health Networks and Health Authorities
  • Hospital departments or divisions

Please note that applications from the following organization types will not be accepted:

  • Individual HCPs (Healthcare Professionals) or small working groups of HCPs
  • For-profit online education, publishing or communications companies and similar ventures
  • Non-Canadian organizations

Disease areas of interest


  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer


  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Chronic cough


Specialty Care

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Anemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD)

COVID-19 Therapeutics

Funded IME initiatives

Frequently Asked Questions

Any questions as well as requests to set up a telephone call can be sent to the medical grants group mailbox at

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If your application does not meet the eligible medical organization criteria, you may not be eligible for a medical grant. If you do meet the criteria but your application does not fall under any of the grant types, please contact our group mailbox for further assistance.

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While we highly encourage your use of the application form to facilitate our timely review, as long as you answer the questions outlined in our form and that information can be easily found in your submission, you are welcome to attach separate documents to your e-mail instead of completing the GSK form.

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Once we receive your application, we will send you an email confirmation to acknowledge our receipt. From there, it is processed by our internal committees before a final decision is made. All applicants are notified via email on the outcome of the application.

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Please notify us if there is any significant change to your funded program. If a program is delayed, it is important for our team to be notified so we can update our internal trackers accordingly.

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Timing of funds being issued will be dependent on the recipient and method of payment. We process payments either via cheque or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Payment can only be issued once a formal agreement has been signed by both parties. Following this, it can take at least 2 weeks for cheque payments to be received. EFT payments can be issued much quicker. If you plan to work with GSK for multiple events, it is highly recommended you set up EFT payments to facilitate more efficient payment.

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If the funding request offers any sort of commercial benefits (e.g. booth or complementary conference registration) in exchange for sponsorship, the request is a Conference Sponsorship and will be assessed by the conference sponsorship team. Please submit requests to their group mailbox,

If the funding request does not include commercial benefits or opportunities for funders, it may qualify as medical education. Medical education programs are targeted at Health Care Professionals (HCPs) (e.g. physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) and must be educational in nature.

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