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.

Examples:  Conferences, Scientific Forums, Guidelines Dissemination Quality Improvement Initiatives, Awards for fellows and young investigators


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

Examples:  Congress, Patient Group Support, Collaborative partnerships, Collaborations with Health Services to improve health outcomes, Consensus/White Papers/Publications


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. 

Examples:  Onsite Fellowships

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.

Examples: Membership at the AZ level (not individual level), Trade Associations

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. 

Examples: The AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, Donations to Red Cross Disaster Appeals, Charity Fundraiser events

Access the respective AstraZeneca local country or region website for additional information regarding funding types available and ways to apply (where applicable), OR click on one of the specific links below.

For any questions regarding AstraZeneca Global External Funding, please contact us via email at ExternalFunding@astrazeneca.com