Grants and Giving Program
Merz North America is committed to its products by providing meaningful support to the physicians who use them and to the patients who benefit from them. Through the Grants and Giving program, Merz provides support for commercial programs and exhibits, educational programs, charitable giving, investigator initiated studies, resident training and publication support, each of which is reviewed and approved via an independent review and approval process.
Resident Training Support
Residents and fellows are able to request funding and/or grant product from Merz North America to support education and training programs that help lead to better patient outcomes. We can also provide additional training support by one of our Medical Affairs team members. Please indicate in your request if you would like that additional support.
Medical Education Programs
Merz North America funds educational activities that maintain and develop the knowledge, skill, and proficiency of healthcare professionals who treat patients within the specialties that we serve.
With this goal in mind, Merz provides grants for both accredited and independent educational programs. Merz offers sponsorship of educational programs for healthcare practitioners that provide credit toward ongoing medical educational requirements and independent medical educational programs, such as residency and fellowship programs.
Merz North America accepts unsolicited applications for investigator-initiated studies (IIS), which must be written, conducted, analyzed, and reported by the investigator. The investigator assumes all responsibility as the sponsor of the study, as defined by regulation.
Pending final approval by our Grants and Giving Committee, Merz may choose to provide support for such trials in a variety of ways, including by provision of drug/device, financial, or other study-related aid.
Merz encourages healthcare providers to communicate clinical data, case studies, review topics, etc. that further the knowledge of our products. Merz accepts unsolicited requests for publication support, provided by an independent third party of its choosing. Merz requests that authors disclose Merz support of the study iin any publication.
Commercial Program Support
When considering applications for commercial support, Merz focuses on the sponsorship of healthcare-related programs in the areas of aesthetics and neurosciences, including patient education, exhibit opportunities, and scientific and industry meetings.
Corporate Charitable Giving
Merz North America engages in healthcare-related charitable giving in support of a number of programs and organizations associated with aesthetics, and neurosciences. Merz makes contributions to support the charitable activities and projects of registered tax-exempt organizations in our local communities.