|What is the deadline to submit a request for funding? |
Completed applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the scheduled actual program start date or funding need-by date, whichever is earlier. Unfortunately, Osteohealth is not able to accommodate requests that are submitted with less than 60 days notice.
Once my application has been submitted, when can I expect a response?
Review times may vary. Typical review and response time will be 2-3 weeks. You can assist in minimizing the review time line by providing complete and accurate documentation on the Funding Request Form. You may check on the status of your request by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT CALL TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF YOUR REQUEST.
How will I be notified of the grant decision?
You will receive a written notice as soon as a decision is made. Please do not consider any grant or sponsorship request to be approved until written notification is provided indicating that Osteohealth has agreed to provide the requested funds.
What happens once my request is approved? When can I expect payment?
At the time you receive written notification of approval, Osteohealth will also ask you or the CE provider to complete a W-9 form and our Letter of Agreement. Please note it is Osteohealth policy to provide the grant directly to the CE provider unless the CE provider does not accept grants directly; payment will be made to the CE Provider unless you provide substantiation that the CE provider does not accept funds directly. These documents must be completed and returned to Osteohealth via fax, mail, or e-mail. It is recommended that these documents be submitted 3 weeks prior to the date by which funding is required. Payment will not be made until these documents are received.
May I request an “unrestricted educational grant” from Osteohealth?
While Osteohealth will not have control over the content of programs, Osteohealth does not provide “unrestricted grants.” The purpose of the grant must be stated clearly at the time the request is made, and this purpose is the only one for which the grant funds may be used.
What about Non-CE grants and sponsorships?
All such requests should be directed to our Tradeshow Coordinator, but they are limited to acceptable marketing activities. Nonacceptable requests are discussed below.
What items are generally outside the scope of Osteohealth grants and sponsorships?
Does previous support of a CE program by Osteohealth guarantee future support?
- Personal travel
- Capital campaigns/building funds
- Website development not associated with a certified CE program
- Religious programs
- Entertainment (e.g., class reunions, recognition/retirement dinners)
- General capital or operating expenses (e.g., office equipment/staff, computer hardware/software, medical library resources)
- Textbooks and journal subscriptions
- Mass media productions not associated with educational content (e.g., CD-ROMS, webcasts, journal supplements)
- Professional development (e.g., individual leadership training)
- Recognition awards
- Travel fellowships
No. Each sponsorship or grant request is evaluated on its individual merit relative to other grant requests. Please do not consider any request approved until you have received written documentation from Osteohealth, indicating approval of the request.