Medline Industries, Inc. supports Investigator-Initiated Studies (IIS), Fellowship and Educational programs. In order for consideration, applicants must register and submit a completed application with all supporting documents through the links listed in each section below.

Once a proposal is submitted, an email confirmation will be sent; if further information is required, we will reach out to you. Proposals are evaluated by the Scientific Review Committee for determination. Please see the corresponding sites for application deadlines. Please note that applications are not reviewed by the Committee until after the deadlines.

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We accept unsolicited requests from qualified and experienced researchers who are published. The Investigator-Initiated Studies (IIS) Program is open to clinical investigators who are independently planning, designing, sponsoring, executing and publishing their own clinical research data. Our support of projects can include direct funding to cover all or a portion of study-related costs, product and study design input. Proposals are competitively reviewed; acceptance is based on scientific, medical and health economic merit and alignment with Medline’s strategic business interests. The aim of the IIS Program is to provide support for investigator-initiated research that advances scientific and medical knowledge about Medline products and generates promising approaches to medical care.

Application deadlines are listed on the IIS portal homepage. If the Scientific Review Committee approves an application; execution of an agreement, including milestones and publishing expectations is required for disbursement of funds.



Medline provides financial support opportunities for fellowship programs that advance the education and training of health care professionals. Fellowships play an important role in ensuring that fellows are trained in the latest medical procedures and technologies

Applications for awards are submitted by teaching institutions, community hospitals, medical societies, and associations that have a bona fide fellowship program and selection process to determine fellowship recipients. Fellowships are not contingent upon the use, purchase, or recommendation of Medline Industries, Inc. products. The fellowship application deadline is March 31st of each year. Applications will not be reviewed by the Committee until after this date and grants will be awarded for fellowships once per year.



Medline provides financial support opportunities for educational programs and activities that promote health care provider education, enhance the quality of patient care, and align with Medline’s therapeutic and clinical interests. Education proposals that may be considered for financial support include accredited education activities, independent education activities, web-ex programs, publication/monograph development, national/regional scientific and medical congresses and symposia, and patient/caregiver education relating to medical or public health information/needs. Grant recipients maintain independence with respect to the content development and delivery of the funded program or activity. Application deadlines are listed on the portal homepage.