Grants for Medical Education

Relypsa supports independent educational activities of organizations that are focused on hyperkalemia and associated conditions. Through such efforts, we aim to improve patient care, encourage disease awareness, and educate healthcare organizations and professionals.

Relypsa does not support grants for certain purposes, including:

  • Individual scholarships and travel support
  • Attendance at a conference or professional meeting
  • Political or religious purposes
  • Initiatives that pose a conflict of interest with the commercial or development goals of Relypsa

Grant Request Process and Requirements                 

All organizations seeking a grant from Relypsa must submit a request to at least 90 days before related activities are to begin. Compliant grant submissions should include the following:

  • Summary description of the project to be funded
  • A description of how the project will benefit patient care, knowledge or public health objectives
  • A statement of independence from Relypsa influence, with the recipient taking responsibility for selecting content, speakers, faculty, attendees and logistical elements of the educational program
  • An itemized budget or other breakdown describing the proposed use of grant funds

Evaluation of Requests

Relypsa’s Grant Review Committee reviews requests from qualified organizations and funds activities based on the following criteria:

  • Clear goals for the program
  • Whether the program will be innovative and stimulating for patients and/or providers
  • The program’s educational needs assessment and pre-defined outcomes measures, if submitted
  • Whether the program will improve the treatment of conditions that can have a serious impact on people’s lives or be life-threatening
  • Program accreditation by a reputable accrediting body
  • Potential value of proposed project to patient care and/or the public health
  • Reasonableness of budget compared with project scope
  • Value the organization brings to its community through proposed activities, and whether the specific program to be funded furthers that organization’s mission
  • The program’s compliance with certain standards, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance on Industry-Supported Scientific and Educational Activities, the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, and the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals

Contact Information

For further information on requesting grants from Relypsa, please contact us at