Grants must be limited to a reasonable estimate of the cost of the grant-funded activities. Grants may be issued to support only the costs associated with the development, delivery or evaluation of the educational activity, resources, or materials. Grants may not cover solely the cost of meals. It is acceptable for a portion of a grant to cover meals/refreshments only if the meals/refreshments are (i) modest and conducive to discussion among faculty and healthcare professional attendees, and (ii) allow primary focus to remain on the educational portion of the event funded by the grant.Recipients of funding are required to submit a completed activity reconciliation form within 90 days of the activity end date and return any unused funds. Written explanation will be required if actual attendance is less than 70% of the "Estimated Total Activity Participation" section of the grant application. Sanofi-aventis reserves the right to request return of funds if the actual activity deviates substantially from that described in the grant application.
In order to avoid any conflict of interest, the company does not support grants to any of its customers, including HMOs, PPOs, GPOs, etc., or any doctor or group of doctors in private practice. The only customers or potential customers that may be eligible for a grant are teaching hospitals and educational institutions whose mission includes public health education.
Applicants who have received past grant funding, but have not provided a budget reconciliation for the past activity (if activity end date has passed, and was at least 90 days ago) are not eligible for funding. Eligible applicants may submit a grant request at www.sagrants.com
The information submitted by the grant requestor must include a reasonably detailed description of the activity or activity for which funding is requested, including educational need, general subject matter, learning objectives, instructional methods, evaluation plan, time, place, speaker qualifications and institutional affiliation(s), and anticipated invitees or audience.