Allergan's Guidelines for Alliance Organization Support

Overview

Allergan's online alliance support system allows qualifying organizations to submit funding request applications to Allergan for awareness & advocacy, sponsorships, and corporate support.

All requests must be submitted by an authorized individual on behalf of the requesting organization. Allergan employees cannot submit an application for funding even if done on behalf of a qualified organization.

General Criteria

Allergan considers many factors when evaluating a request for program funding. As general guidance, the program must:

  • Promote excellence in healthcare
  • Meet industry standard guidelines for support (click on a specific Area of Support at left for more information)

Policies

Requests must be submitted greater than sixty (60) days prior to the start date of the program or event (if applicable). The system will not allow submission of requests within the 60-day time frame.

Allergan will not support events that have already taken place at the time of submission.

Please click on the links under Areas of Support at left for additional information on the types of requests Allergan will review.

Organizations related to Allergan's current therapeutic areas and FDA approved indications may apply for consideration of support under Awareness and Advocacy or Sponsorship. Organizations whose focus is unrelated to Allergan's current therapeutic areas may only apply for support under Corporate Support

All program or event requests are reviewed for merit, audience scope, compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and professional requirements, as well as fiscal responsibility.

Allergan reserves the right to audit the records of the organization relating to the program following the program date. Upon request, the organization should be prepared to provide independent documentation for expenditures.

Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee funding. Once Allergan receives the complete application, it will be reviewed in accordance with Allergan policy. The organization will be notified in writing of the outcome.

Eligible Recipients

Allergan will accept applications for support from the following eligible organizations:

  • Non-profit healthcare organizations who are 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 501(c)6

Allergan will not consider requests for the following:

  • Funding to individuals or private practices
  • Requests tied to prescribing, purchasing, formulary status, reimbursement or any quid pro quo arrangement
  • Travel and/or lodging expenses for event/program attendees
  • Operating expenses and overhead costs not associated with a specific event or program (e.g., salaries, benefits)
  • Infrastructure development
  • Events that have already taken place at the time of submission
  • Requests received less than sixty days prior to the program or event start date
  • Requests that include entertainment and/or recreation (e.g. sporting events, theater, spa, golf, resort activities)
  • Requests that are deemed lavish or include non-modest venues
  • Requests that are deemed in excess of fair market value
  • Requests that include "inappropriate" attendees (such as spouses or guests)
  • Requests that are not primarily focused on or conducive to the educational exchange of information
  • Initiatives that are not aligned with Allergan's public health goals and educational objectives
  • Requests for scholarships or fellowships
  • Allergan cannot review requests that contain faculty/speaker/course director names

The following are NOT currently processed through FRXIS:

  • Commercial fee-for-service requests (such as exhibit and display fees)
       Contact Marketing department or your local representative for promotional opportunities
  • Investigator Initiated Trials
       Contact your local Therapeutic Specialist for research grants

Furthermore, please note that each request type - Awareness & Advocacy, Sponsorship and Corporate Support - is distinct. The system will not allow, and Allergan cannot review, funding requests that seek to combine multiple request types within a single submission (e.g Awareness & Advocacy with Sponsorship, etc). Please submit for each request type individually.