Grant Application Guide

We support investigator-initiated studies, fellowship and educational programs.

In order to be considered, you must register and submit a completed application with all supporting documents through the links listed in each section. Once your proposal is submitted, an email confirmation will be sent. If further information is required, you will be contacted by the Grant Program Manager.

Investigator-Initiated Studies Program

Research support

The IIS Program provides support for research that advances scientific and medical knowledge about Medline products and generates promising approaches to medical care. 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. Application deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year. All requests received during the application period will be reviewed after the deadline. If the Scientific Review Committee approves an application, execution of an agreement is required for disbursement of funds, which includes milestones and publishing expectations.

Fellowship Grant

Advancing education and training

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, recommendation of Medline’s 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.

Educational Grant

Supporting education and patient care

Financial and product support is available 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 March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year. All requests received during an application period are reviewed competitively and awarded after the deadline. Please keep these deadlines in mind to ensure your application will be reviewed before the event date.

For questions regarding IIS, Fellowship, or Educational requests, please contact us at

For questions regarding Community Impact Grants, please contact our Social Responsibility Group at