FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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• Does previous support of a programme by Lilly guarantee future support?
• What is the UK's grant policy on websites?
• My Lilly representative told me that my grant would be approved but I was sent a denial letter. Can you explain why?
• One of my colleagues has requested a grant. Can I get the status of that request?
• I need a speaker for my programme. Can the grants committee provide suggestions for speakers?
• Where can I return unused funds?
• Can I submit an application for an event or activity that has already happened?
• What happens if I need more money?
• Why do I need to sign the declaration about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)?
• How do I know if I can sign this on behalf of my organisation when the form asks if I am in a position of authority?
• Why do I have to declare Lilly sponsorship?
• What documentation do I need to keep?
• Can I appeal the decision of the grants committee?
• I don´t want to be paid by bank transfer, what other options are there?
• I am not aware of the ABPI or MHRA requirements so do not know if my request complies. What are the requirements?
• Who can I contact at Lilly to discuss my funding proposal?

Answers 


Does previous support of a programme by Lilly guarantee future support?
No.
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What is the UK's grant policy on websites?
At this time, the Lilly Grants and Donations Committee does not support funding for development or maintenance of websites.
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My Lilly representative told me that my grant would be approved but the Lilly Grants and Donations Committee sent me a denial. Can you explain why?
No individual representative of Lilly can approve a grant. Please do not consider any grant request approved until you have received final written confirmation from the Chair of the Lilly Grants and Donations Committee.
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One of my colleagues has requested a grant. Can I get the status of that request?
 The requestor will recieve updated information automatically on their request.
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I need a speaker for my programme. Can the grants committee provide suggestions for speakers?
No, the Lilly Grants and Donations Committee do not recommend speakers.
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Where can I return unused funds?
Cheques should be made payable to Eli Lilly and Company Limited and returned to Chair of Lilly Grants and Donations Committee, Lilly UK, Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, RG24 9NL.
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Can I submit an application for an event or activity that has already happened?
No
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What happens if I need more money after the event or activity?
Unfortunately we cannot support requests for additional funding .
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Why do I need to sign the declaration about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)?
As a UK subsidiary of an American company we have to comply with relevant US Law, including that governing non-US activities involving government bodies and employees. As a requestor you will be asked questions relating to funding and its accounting destination. This is to ensure that Lilly funding is not associated with the prescription of our medicines or used to influence a government official and is accurately recorded in our books of account.
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How do I know if I can sign this on behalf of my organisation when the form asks if I am in a position of authority?
Please check with your supervisor that you have the authority to commit your organisation to the conditions associated with the funding.
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Why do I have to declare Lilly sponsorship?
This is a requirement of our industry’s code of practice and self-governance. We are committed to ensuring that all funding associated with the pharmaceutical industry is open and transparent.

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What documentation do I need to keep?
You should retain a copy of your application form.
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Can I appeal the decision of the grants committee?
The Lilly Grants and Donations Committee decision is final.
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I don´t want to be paid by bank transfer, what other options are there?
Lilly has decided to pay all grants and donations by bank transfer only. 
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I am not aware of the ABPI or MHRA requirements so do not know if my request complies. What are they?
Lilly undertakes its business operations in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Details of their governing principles can be found on their websites, for example, the ABPI has a short booklet that explains the requirements, which is available to download.
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Who can I contact at Lilly to discuss my funding proposal?
If you need help or advice that is not covered at this site, please email UKGrants@lilly.com
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