Baxter International Foundation: Grants for Science Research

OVERVIEW: The Baxter International Foundation awards science research grants to individual investigators, healthcare professionals and academic and research institutions around the world.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder supports innovative research projects and programs.

PROFILE: Established in 1982, the Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Illinois based company Baxter International, Inc. The foundation aims to “[c]ollaborate with partners around the world to help ensure pope have access to the healthcare they need; to make a positive impact in communities where we live and work; and to develop the next generation of innovators who will lead the way in advancing healthcare.” The foundation’s main grantmaking programs include Access to Healthcare, Our Communities, and Fostering Innovation.

Baxter awards its science research grants through its Investigator Initiated Research (IIR), Continuing Medical Education (CME) and University Research programs. Its IIR Program offers research funding, product support and potential specialized services; the CME Program awards grants to healthcare professionals to help continue their educations, while the University Research Program supports investigators at research and academic institutions around the world.

The foundation awards grants to HCOs through its Contributions Management Program, which supports efforts to improve healthcare delivery, increase access to patient care and foster a better understanding and education of therapeutic and disease states. This Contributions Management Program accepts unsolicited requests for funding via its online application system.

Grant amounts vary widely, often ranging from $500 to over $100,000.

The Baxter International Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications. The foundation announces grant cycles periodically during the year and publishes those dates on its website.

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