Educational Grants

Shionogi in the U.S. is dedicated to supporting continuing medical education (CME) for healthcare providers working to improve the lives of patients in our therapeutic areas.

Areas of Medical Interest

We provide grants to patient and professional advocacy groups in support of CME in the following areas of medical interest.

Gram-negative multidrug-resistant infectious disease

All grant requests must be unsolicited. Please allow at least eight weeks for review of any application.

To apply for grant support in one of our areas of medical interest, please submit the following documentation listed below via email to Grants submitted without the required documentation will not be considered.

  • A formal letter of request on the entity’s letterhead, signed by an authorized representative.
  • A copy of a detailed agenda, table of contents, detailed protocol(s), educational materials or a detailed summary of program content including:
  • Educational objectives and needs assessment.
  • Description of activity.
  • Outcomes measurement and reporting.
  • Audience generation and activity distribution.
  • Estimated learner participation.
  • Activity timeline.
  • Activity certification (if applicable).
  • Budget with line-item detail.
  • A statement of independence from Shionogi influence, with the grant recipient taking responsibility for selecting content, speakers, faculty, attendees and logistical elements of the educational program.
  • Documentation of experience in the therapeutic area that may include, details of prior activities, special capabilities of the provider or educational outcomes of prior activities.
  • The subject line of the submission MUST include the Call for Grant (CFG) ID to be reviewed within the call for grants system. Any submissions that do not list a CFG ID will be reviewed as a spontaneous unsolicited grant request and decisions on such grants may be delayed.

Detailed description of the educational program or similar event content must clearly show:

  • That the presentation of educational information will be unbiased, balanced, up to date and scientifically rigorous.
  • How the activity will benefit patient care, knowledge or other public health objective.

Call for Grants (CFG)

We allocate the majority of our funding to CME in the areas posted in the CFG system below. Please check back as this list is updated periodically.

Infectious Disease


  • Critical Care/Pulmonologist
  • Critical Care PharmDs
  • ID MDs/DOs
  • ID PharmDs
  • Microbiologists
  • NPs/PAs

Activity Type

Single educational program focused on education for HCPs caring for critically ill patients. Proposed activity must include one of the following components:
  • Virtual and live events, including meetings at national, regional, and local level congresses
  • Podcasts

Educational Focus

Support education to advance knowledge and better outcomes for the treatment of critically ill patients with resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections:
  • Prevalence, patterns, and mechanisms of carbapenem resistant (CR) Gram-negative bacterial infections in the U.S.
  • Burden of disease in Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HABP)/Ventilator Associated Peumonia (VABP) in patients infected with resistant Gram-negative pathogens, including CR pathogens
  • Challenges of treating resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections, particularly CR infections and the importance of initiating effective therapy early in the course of disease
  • Current and emerging treatments to address challenges of bacterial resistance in the U.S.
Additional Topics of Interest:
  • PK/PD considerations in critically ill patients
  • Diagnostic considerations
  • In vitro data
  • Non-fermenting Gram-negative Pathogens vs. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Funding Sources

  • Shionogi accepts grants with single or multiple sources of funding
  • Shionogi anticipates supporting one program through this RFP


September 30, 2022


To apply for a contribution to a CME program please submit the following documentation via email to
  • Formal letter of request for a contribution.
  • A copy of the organization’s IRS letter of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • A written proposal that describes in itemized detail the purpose for which the funds, products or services provided will be used including:
  • Educational objectives and/or needs assessment.
  • Description of Activity.
  • Outcomes Measurement and Reporting.
  • Audience Generation and Activity Distribution.
  • Estimated Learner Participation.
  • Activity Timeline.
  • Budget with line-item detail.