Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) provides grant funding for projects that support its mission to advance pharmacy leadership, education and research and to promote pharmacy practice to the highest level of patient care. Over more than 20 years, the Foundation has awarded in excess of $275,000 in grant funding for projects that advance the profession.
MPF accepts grant applications from individual pharmacy professionals, including student pharmacists and residents, pharmacy organizations, colleges of pharmacy and pharmacy businesses in Michigan who desire to obtain funding for a project that promotes the mission of MPF in the state. It is important that these individuals or organizations conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.
Applications are due by Oct. 1. Grant determinations will be made by January of the following year.
Applications will be reviewed for completeness and submitted to the MPF Board of Trustees for funding consideration. Determinations are typically made in January of the following year. Grant requests may be fully or partially funded or denied. A site visit or interview may be scheduled before a final decision is made. In some cases, applicants may be requested to provide additional information. When additional information is requested, the applicant will be granted 30 days to respond to the request.
Grantees must sign an acceptance agreement and agree to the Foundation's funding terms and will also be required to submit an interim and final report. Additionally, grantees will be requested to attend an event to present program outcomes or communicate the value of the grant program to prospective applicants.
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to award grants at any time, based on the mission and strategic interests of the MPF and the evolving needs of the pharmacy profession. MPF may also consider requests outside of the traditional competitive process if they meet the following criteria:
Most grants are for a term of one year; however, under certain circumstances, MPF will consider multi-year grant funding, especially if the grant fulfills a key strategic issue for the profession of pharmacy. It is expected that multi-year grants will be made on a limited basis, and the following general policies will apply:
Grant funding will typically be made in three installments. The first installment will be 50 percent of the approved grant funding, paid within 21 days of receipt of the grant acceptance agreement form (click here to see an example). The next installment will be 25 percent, paid upon MPF Board of Trustees approval of the brief, six-month interim report. The remaining 25 percent of grant funding will be disbursed upon approval of the final report, no longer than 13 months after initiation of the project.
Interim reports will be no more than two, single-spaced, typed pages in 12-point, Times New Roman font. The interim report should provide an overview of progress made on the project, including appropriate statistics such as patient enrollment in a study and material development. It will also include an accountability of expenses to date, compared to the original budget.
The final report will be no more than four, single-spaced, typed pages in 12-point, Times New Roman font. The report should provide a brief overview of the study, achieved outcomes, appropriate statistical data relevant to the study/project, and an accountability of income and expenses as it relates to budget versus actual financials. Details regarding plans to sustain the project beyond grant funding should also be included.
Grantees will be required to present their study/project outcomes or communicate the value of the MPF grant program to prospective applicants at a Foundation Board meeting, at the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Annual Convention & Exposition or some other mutually agreed upon event. MPF and/or MPA will have first right of refusal to publish outcomes related to funded projects.
The Foundation typically will not fund grants for the following types of projects: