Medical education grant requests must demonstrate the ability to meet unmet educational needs of the target audience and encourage the improvement of patient outcomes (medical education grant requests for CME programs must be completely independent from VIVUS). The selection of medium and format should be commensurate with the educational needs, the audience, learning preferences, geography, content complexity, and other factors which contribute to educational effectiveness. The types of organizations eligible to apply for grants include hospitals, medical centers, professional societies and associations.

Vivus is also committed to supporting Continuing Medical Education (CME) and independent educational activities that will improve patient health through educating healthcare professionals. Vivus believes support should be aligned with the company’s areas of interest, be independent of Vivus, have scientific merit, and be conducted with the highest level of standards endorsed by the medical community.

VIVUS competitively reviews all requests to align resources with the highest quality scientific programs, and is interested in funding education relating to the epidemiology, diagnosis, and/or treatment of the following areas:

  • Obesity
  • Obesity-related disorders and co-morbidities (e.g.: Diabetes, Hypertension)
  • Special populations who would benefit from weight-loss

Medical education grant funding:

  • 2013 calendar cycle: closed
  • 2014 calendar cycle: VIVUS is not accepting Grant applications at this time