As part of our commitment to expanding medical knowledge and improving standards of health care worldwide, Genzyme distributes many grants and charitable contributions to hospitals, research institutions, disease organizations, and medical education programs. These grants target efforts in our areas of disease and therapeutic focus:
- Genetic disease
- Renal disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurologic disease
- Transplant and immunology
Learn more about our research areas
Use the links below to apply online for the type of grant you're interested in. At the start of the process, you'll create a login name and password so you can stop and save your application to complete at a later time. Applicants are welcome to submit multiple grant requests for different programs, which Genzyme will evaluate independently.
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Fund a research fellowship position at a medical or research institution
Accredited Continuing Medical Education
Fund an ACCME-accredited educational program focused on developing physicians' knowledge, skills, and professional performance
Unaccredited Education Program
Fund unaccredited, non-ACCME activities aimed at educating health care professionals, such as health-related public conferences, symposia, or community awareness campaigns
If you have questions about your application, please contact the Genzyme Grants coordinator.
Be sure to apply well in advance of your funding needs. Our grant review process can take from 6 to 16 weeks – see below for additional details on timing and process.
Genzyme accepts grant requests through our online process. Before you begin your application online, you may want to prepare the following information and documents, as applicable to your grant request:
- Contact details for your organization
- A description of the project, program, or event for which you're requesting funding
- The amount of funding you're requesting
- Your total project/program/event budget
- A list of other sources of current funding or pending funding requests, with amounts
- Your organizations' most recent financial statements, preferably independently audited (electronic files that you can submit online)
- Your organization's U.S. tax ID number, and any supporting documentation such as an IRS exemption letter (electronic files that you can submit online)
Genzyme accepts grant requests through our online application – please do not submit proposals on paper or through other means. Once you complete the online process, you'll be notified by email upon our receipt of your application. During our review we may also contact you with follow-up questions.
Grant applications can be submitted online at any time, all year round. Please be sure to apply well in advance of your funding needs – our grant review meetings are held on an as-needed basis, and the application review process can take from 6 to 16 weeks.
In all cases, Genzyme notifies applicants of our decision by email. We receive many qualified and deserving applications and regret that we cannot fund all of them. All applications receive a fair review, and we encourage applicants to reapply in the future.
If you are having difficulty with the online application process, have forgotten your login details, or need other technical assistance, please contact the Genzyme Grants administrator online or by phone:
Supporting Independent Research
Genzyme's Investigator-Sponsored Studies (ISS) program is designed to support research initiated by outside scientists whose work aligns with our areas of interest.
Learn more about our ISS program