Medical Education Grants

Guidelines for Submission

As part of CooperSurgical's mission to further the advancement of medicine and healthcare, CooperSurgical supports requests for Medical Education. Medical Education is professional education given by accredited medical education providers who design and implement programs independent of CooperSurgical influence, as defined by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ("ACCME") guidelines, the FDA's Guidance: Industry Supported Scientific and Educational Activities, AdvaMed Code of Ethics On Interactions with Health Care Professionals, and the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals.

Funding requests including for live presentations, written enduring materials, online courses, and conference symposia from organizations (e.g., hospitals, universities, societies, medical-education vendors) will be reviewed and assessed in conjunction with CooperSurgical's goal to help physicians and other healthcare professionals to obtain information and insights that contribute to the improvement of patient care and the advancement of medicine.

Overview of Application Process

Please request a Medical Education Grant Application by emailing  

Requests for Medical Education Grants may be submitted for any start date, provided that the program start date is 60 days or more from the date of submission. 

CooperSurgical requires that an agreement is fully executed prior to the start date of the program content development or activity.  Please plan ahead to ensure a decision and contract execution, if approved, can be completed to meet your deadline.

Eligibility Criteria - Important Application Considerations

Medical Education events supported by CooperSurgical in the U.S. are subject to the following guidelines:

  • Paid to a United States based organization
  • CooperSurgical's support must comply with federal and state laws as well as guidelines that govern such activities.
  • CooperSurgical Commercial representatives must not be involved in decisions to fund Medical Education programs. 
  • Responsibility and control over the selection, content, faculty, educational methods, materials, and venue for an independent medical education event belongs solely to the organizers of the event in accordance with the accredited provider's guidelines. CooperSurgical will not provide any advice or guidance to the accredited independent medical education provider regarding the content or faculty for any Medical Education program.
  • Medical Education funding decisions will not take into account the current or potential customer status of the Medical Education requestor.
  • CooperSurgical requires that a fully-executed agreement, signed by the requesting Medical Education Provider and CooperSurgical be completed prior to the commencement of the Medical Education program.
  • For funding requests approved by CooperSurgical, the Medical Education funding recipient is required to confirm the completion of the activity and provide documentation of how the funds were used within 60 days after the completion of the independent medical education activity. Documentation should be sent to for reconciliation.

Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee you and/or your organization will receive Medical Education funding.