External Funding

As part of AstraZeneca's broader commitment to society, we support external organisations who strive to improve health, access to care, and healthcare ecosystems; drive innovation in science; and strengthen the communities where we live and work.

We support external initiatives in our areas of focus through funding and other kinds of support. Responsible External Funding is part of our mission to be a sustainable company. We remain a trusted partner in health for the long term by putting the interests of patients ahead of our own. 

Funding Types Supported

Educational Sponsorships/Grants

Educational Sponsorships or Grants that are independent or accredited which focus on education activities and initiatives, such as HCP/scientist and patient education, general support of medical or scientific 


Sponsorships or Collaborations to advance science and health through genuine medical, science, where AstraZeneca has involvement or receives benefit/recognition. 


Programmes conducted at host institutions and designed to provide training (i.e., training necessary to obtain a degree or license) or advanced education to HCPs or scientists in a particular specialty, therapeutic area or field of research. 

Corporate Memberships

AZ opt to become a corporate member of a non political medical association or society. AZ will pay a fee to the organisation and get access to some of the organisations materials and/or invited to symposiums etc

Community Investment/Charitable Contributions

Community Investment funding includes financial and non-financial (in-kind) support given to registered charity and non-profit organisations for health and health initiatives, science education, fundraisers and disaster relief. It includes donations of medicines in response to public health needs related to national and international disasters and humanitarian crises or as part of free goods Patient Assistance Programmes. 

Click your country or region from the links below to learn more able specific funding types available and ways to apply