Grants, Donations & Sponsorships

Insmed is committed to improving the lives of patients with serious rare lung diseases through funding organizations that engage in education and scientific research.

  • Medical Education Grants
  • Travel and Research Award Grants
  • Research Project Grants
  • Investigator Initiated Research (IIR)
  • Donations
  • Sponsorships

Insmed may provide funding to organizations that support scientific and clinical research, healthcare provider education, and patient care objectives associated with our core therapeutic areas through grants, donations, and sponsorships.

Funding is available to support the following therapeutic and research areas:

  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease
  • Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis
  • Serious and rare lung diseases

Organizations eligible to receive funding include medical and professional associations, patient organizations, hospitals and health systems, government organizations, medical education companies, and accredited CME/CPD providers. Funding may not be provided directly to healthcare professionals or their practices.

With the exception of sponsorships, all requests, regardless of organization or program location, must be submitted through our centralized process. Please contact us at the email listed below with any questions about Insmed processes and requirements.

  • Grants and Donations: grants@insmed.com
  • Investigator Initiated Research Grants: investigator.research@insmed.com
  • Sponsorships: sponsorships@insmed.com

Application requirements for the type of funding supported by Insmed are shown below. Please submit funding requests at least 60 days prior to the program or project start date to allow sufficient time for review. Insmed may not approve funding for programs or projects that have already occurred.

Types of Funding Supported by Insmed

Insmed may provide grant support for independent education programs that benefit healthcare professionals and their patients through fostering scientific exchange and understanding of evidence based clinical care.

Independent education can enhance awareness of serious rare lung diseases in the medical and patient communities and advance clinical knowledge, competence, and performance among healthcare providers. This may ultimately lead to improved health outcomes in patients with these diseases and a better overall health status in the patient community.

Medical Education Grants may be provided for:

  • Accredited (CME/CE/CPD) medical education for healthcare professionals
  • Non-accredited medical education for healthcare professionals
  • Independent education for patients
Programs supported through grants are independent of Insmed influence in that the third-party recipient of the grant retains full control over the program content, faculty, and attendees.

Insmed does not provide “unrestricted grants” for educational program support. The purpose for grant funding must be designated and that designated purpose is the only one for which the funds may be used. Organizations that have provided sales or marketing services for Insmed within the past 3 years are excluded from receiving educational grants.

Calls for Grant Applications

Insmed may issue Calls for Grant Applications as an optional additional method to notify organizations that grant funding is available for specific programs and focus areas.

  • All submitted grant requests will be reviewed by the Insmed Grant Committee regardless of the status of Calls for Grant Applications
  • All grants have the same submission criteria
  • Current Insmed Calls for Grant Applications

Insmed may support medical and scientific research that is initiated by and carried out by non-Insmed scientists and researchers/clinicians.

Novel research proposals that answer important scientific and medical questions in areas aligned with Insmed disease states of interest will be considered for monetary grant support and/or a supply of product manufactured by Insmed.

A well-designed IIR study can enhance the knowledge related to disease state and/or product profile among healthcare providers. This may ultimately lead to improved evidence-based medicine and outcomes in patients afflicted with these diseases.

A request for support of an independent Investigator-Initiated Research study needs to be accompanied by the submission of a complete IIR application form.

IIR grants may be provided to academic researchers, medical research consortia, or medical researchers within the community.

The research must be independent of Insmed in that the third-party recipient of the grant retains full control over the study objectives, design, conduct, data collection, monitoring, analysis, interpretation, and publication. Insmed does not provide “unrestricted grants” for IIR support. The purpose for grant funding must be designated and that designated purpose is the only one for which the funds may be used.

Research Project Grants provide funding for disease registries, translational research, and other research initiatives that may be managed by research laboratories, hospitals, medical societies, and academic institutions. Research Projects must be independent of Insmed programs, do not include use of Insmed products, and are separate from clinical trials or investigator initiated research.

Research Project Grant Submission Requirements
  • A Letter of Request on the requesting organizations letterhead that includes:
    • Brief description of the Research Project
    • Amount requested from Insmed
    • Total amount of the project
    • Estimated start and end dates and key milestones
  • Detailed description of the Research Project:
    • Disease or research area to be addressed, why it has been selected, and key questions which the Research Project will answer
    • Research Project outline, including collaborations, data collection and analysis
    • Description of the length of the project, including requests or expectation of multi-year support, and key milestones
    • Description of how the research outputs will be used, including any planned publication of data
  • W-9 for the intended payee (or similar for organizations outside the US)
  • Itemized budget

Insmed may support medical and scientific research that is initiated by and carried out by non-Insmed scientists and researchers/clinicians.

Novel research proposals that answer important scientific and medical questions in areas aligned with Insmed disease states of interest will be considered for monetary grant support and/or a supply of product manufactured by Insmed.

A well-designed IIR study can enhance the knowledge related to disease state and/or product profile among healthcare providers. This may ultimately lead to improved evidence-based medicine and outcomes in patients afflicted with these diseases.

A request for support of an independent Investigator-Initiated Research study needs to be accompanied by the submission of a complete IIR application form.

IIR grants may be provided to academic researchers, medical research consortia, or medical researchers within the community.

The research must be independent of Insmed in that the third-party recipient of the grant retains full control over the study objectives, design, conduct, data collection, monitoring, analysis, interpretation, and publication. Insmed does not provide “unrestricted grants” for IIR support. The purpose for grant funding must be designated and that designated purpose is the only one for which the funds may be used. Investigator Initiated Research Grant Submission Requirements

  • A Letter of Request on the requesting organizations letterhead that includes:
    • Brief description of the proposed study including the disease or research area to be addressed, why it has been selected, and key questions which the study will answer
    • Description of how the research outputs will be used, including any planned publication of data
    • Amount requested from Insmed
    • Total amount of the study
    • Estimated start and end dates
  • Completed Insmed IIR Application Click here to download
  • W-9 for the intended payee (or similar for organizations outside the US)
  • Itemized budget, including overhead costs if applicable

Insmed is dedicated to the advancement of genuine philanthropic and charitable causes that are consistent with Insmed’s scientific and disease areas of interest. Donations may be used for patient/caregiver support activities and advocacy that enhance the quality of life, or general fundraising activities for organizations that benefit patients, families or caregivers. Requests for Insmed medical products must be submitted through the company’s Expanded Access Program or through Investigator Research Requests.

Charitable contribution designation applies exclusively to donations from organizations that are not-for-profit, and qualify for tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Donation Submission Requirements

  • A Letter of Request on the organizations letterhead that includes:
    • Summary of the proposed use of the donation, and the need for the program or services for which funding is are being requested
    • Amount requested from Insmed
    • Current year operating budget
    • Estimated start and end dates, if applicable
    • Organizations mission and experience in providing similar programs and services
  • W-9 for the intended payee (or similar for organizations outside the US)
  • IRS determination letter (optional for non-US based organizations)
  • Itemized budget for the proposed funding use, if applicable

As part of Insmed’s mission to serve patients and the medical community, our company may sponsor medical, scientific, or patient-related programs and conferences in exchange for advertising and promotional opportunities. Insmed may also provide sponsorship for fundraising activities for organizations that provide these types of programs and events to the community.

Insmed will consider sponsorship opportunities that support an identified educational need by providing valuable information on serious and rare lung diseases to healthcare professionals or to patients, with the goal of enhancing patient care.

Sponsorship Submission Requirements

  • A Letter of Request on the organizations letterhead that includes:
    • The requested amount or sponsorship levels
    • List of benefits to Insmed associated with levels of sponsorship
    • Educational need or value that the sponsored program or activity brings to the clinical or patient community
  • Any additional documentation to support the request, such as agenda or program brochure, attendee demographics, etc.
  • W9 for the payee (or similar for organizations outside the US)
  • NOTE: for congress exhibit requests please contact XXX@insmed.com
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