Lilly Grants

for Scientific Associations

The Eli Lilly Canada grants program provides funding for not-for-profit scientific associations, university-affiliated associations, and hospital foundations that promote excellence in disease awareness and scientific innovation for optimal patient care. 

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Due to limited resources available, only a select number of recipients will be awarded grants based on merit and alignment with one or more of the four therapeutic areas listed below:

  • Diabetes
  • Oncology
  • Autoimmune disorders (rheumatology and dermatology)
  • Osteoporosis


TYPES OF REQUESTS SUPPORTED:

Consistent with a mandate to promote excellence in disease awareness and scientific innovation, we support organizations whose overall objectives for the year align with the following:

  • Improvement in the quality of health care and health care delivery
  • Improvement in public health and patient care (e.g., education and disease awareness or prevention).


TYPES OF REQUESTS NOT SUPPORTED:

  • Capital expenditures (e.g., purchasing equipment, facility upgrades) and salaries
  • Requests from organizations to support educational workshops for health care professionals 
  • Requests from individuals to attend conferences and seminars
  • Support for single, one-day events (e.g., consumer expos and workshops)

PLEASE NOTE: If your request is for Lilly Grants under our philanthropy category, please click here.


DEADLINES:

The deadlines for submitting grant applications are May 1st and October 1st.


APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply via our online system, please  Click here to apply to online system


If you have any questions prior to applying, please contact us at either:

Phone: 1-866-833-2330
Email: Canada.LillyGrants@Lilly.com and we would be happy to assist you.


APPLICATION STATUS:

  • You will receive an email confirmation of your application within one business day of submission.  
  • Our Lilly Grants committee will notify you within 14 days if your application will or will not be considered for the final grant reviews scheduled in May and October. 
  • The Lilly Grants committee will contact you within one month of these reviews to provide a granting decision.

PLEASE NOTE: Requests originating outside of Canada must be directed to the Lilly office in the country where the requesting organization operates.

PLEASE NOTE: Eli Lilly Canada does not provide donations to individuals. If you have been prescribed a Health Canada approved Lilly medication but are unable to afford it, please click here for more information about the Lilly Patient Support Program.

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