BD External Funding

BD accepts funding requests from qualified external organizations that align with our mission, values, therapeutic areas, and strategic objectives.


BD is passionate about advancing the world of health™. Our passion drives a strong commitment to promoting human health, improving the communities we serve, and funding educational and research initiatives. On an annual basis, BD receives hundreds of requests from external requestors. Due to finite resources, not every qualified request will receive support.

BD never provides funding to influence the purchase, lease, recommendation, or prescription of BD products or solutions.

General Funding Criteria
  • Requests should be submitted at least eight (8) weeks prior to the program/initiative start date.
  • BD sales representatives, agents or distributors may not commit BD’s support for any funding. All requests are reviewed by committees that have the authority to approve or decline applications. BD should not be listed as a sponsor/supporter of any activity until an agreement or acknowledgment indicating approved support is executed.
  • BD does not provide funding to individuals.

This material is to be used as guidance only and is not all-inclusive. BD policies and guidelines are subject to change without notice.


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Charitable Contributions

BD strategically partners with leading nonprofit organizations and foundations to invest in programs and initiatives that address unmet healthcare needs, improve healthcare access, and strengthen the capacity of health systems to care for all patients, especially the most vulnerable. The majority of BD’s philanthropic funds are allocated as part of an annual budgeting process and are focused primarily on existing programs that are led by our current non-profit partners.

Charitable contributions funding is available only to non-profit organizations (or local jurisdiction’s equivalent) recognized as charitable organizations.

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Educational Grants

Educational grants are considered for training institutions or conference sponsors to support bona fide education programs dedicated to promoting objective scientific and educational activities and discourse. BD does not support educational grant requests from or benefiting individual healthcare professionals.

BD may support the following types of bona fide, independent, educational programs:

  • Third-Party Conferences: nationally or regionally recognized independent third-party conferences, journal clubs, and disease societies that have an educational, medical, scientific, or policy making purpose
  • Training Institution Programs: programs conducted by teaching hospitals, academic centers or other healthcare facilities involved in educational programs that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective health care. These programs must be for the benefit of any potentially interested clinicians in the community, and not just those on staff at the institution
  • Fellowship Programs: post-professional, funded and planned learning experiences in a focused sub-specialty area of clinical practice, education or research. Fellowships are intended for post-doctoral, post-residency prepared or board-certified health professionals
  • Patient Education Programs: patient health or disease education, and public health and disease awareness campaigns

Funding must be used for the following permitted purposes:

  • To reduce overall conference costs for all attendees
  • To cover reasonable honoraria, travel, lodging, and modest meals for HCPs who are bona fide conference or meeting faculty members
  • To provide financial assistance for scholarships or other educational funds to permit medical students, residents, fellows, and other HCPs in training to attend carefully selected educational conferences or meetings; and the selection of attending individuals is made by the conference sponsor or training institution

BD will NOT support the following:

  • Funding to build or support the building of labs, offices, or research centers
  • Sponsoring a fellow for a private practice
  • Paying an honorarium to attend any third-party educational conference
  • Programs located at venues not conducive to the underlying educational purpose of the event
  • Programs with agendas that are not primarily focused on the underlying educational purpose of the event

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Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS)

BD supports independent research to advance scientific and clinical knowledge related to our products, technologies, and therapies. Decisions to support ISS requests never take in to account the volume, nor value of actual or potential business generated by the requestor.

ISS are studies developed and sponsored by an independent investigator (also referred to as a Sponsor-Investigator); and are designed to address meaningful scientific and/or clinical objectives. The independent investigator maintains all regulatory, ethical, and applicable legal responsibility for the studies or projects; and solely controls patient safety, protocol content, and data collection, analysis, and reporting

Investigator sponsored studies:

  • May be either a clinical or non-clinical study for which BD may provide monetary support, product, equipment, or in-kind service
  • Support must only be provided legitimate research activities
  • Any monetary support must represent fair market value for the research work to be performed and should be provided pursuant to a milestone payment schedule
  • Requestors must be an organization or institution
  • The Sponsor-Investigator must have the necessary qualifications and resources to conduct the research and must be selected on the basis of such qualifications and resources, not for improper purposes
  • BD strives to decide on each application within 90 days. However, if the application is missing information, this process may take longer.

Payments to individual HCPs are not permitted.

Proposals are evaluated according to their scientific merit, alignment with our areas of research interest, and available funding. Grant provision is contingent upon full execution of the research agreement by both parties.

Areas of interest - Investigator sponsored studies (ISS)

BD strategically focuses the majority of its investigator sponsored study investments on topics that have been prioritized by BD businesses as key areas of interest. What follows are the current areas of interest for each BD business. Investigator sponsored studies that relate to the following topical areas will be provided first consideration for funding.

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Definition of Application Types

BD allows for applicants to submit either a concept or full proposal. A concept proposal is an abbreviated version of a full ISS proposal. This allows the investigator to ascertain if BD has an interest in learning more information. Although a full protocol is not required for initial assessment, a full protocol submission is required before the full proposal application can be reviewed by the BU Compliance Committee.

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