2014 Criteria, Scope & Restrictions

CRITERIA

Submissions must demonstrate excellence in the following criteria categories:

  • Inspired innovation: Application exhibits a thoughtful, creative and innovative approach to addressing one of the five “Imagine if . . .” categories.  A solution for a long-standing challenge is clearly identified either through:
    • Existing program to be grown or expanded;
    • Pilot project with measurable results; or
    • New data-based idea that requires initial funding
  • Measurable impact: Application clearly states how patient’s lives will be improved, enhanced or transformed through clearly defined goals and milestones.
  • Replicability:  Imagine if the winning application could be replicated across other disease states, expanded globally and help patients worldwide?  Since many of the challenges being faced by patients are not exclusive to specific diseases and conditions, Celgene requires applicants to outline how the winning initiative could be taught, launched and replicated in other disease areas and expanded beyond the US.
  • Metrics for success: Application includes qualitative and/or quantitative measures that demonstrate how program will be evaluated and monitored.

SCOPE AND RESTRICTIONS

  • Applications are restricted to patient and professional organizations and associations with an interest in hematology, oncology and immune-inflammatory conditions in disease areas where Celgene has a presence (approved products or pipeline).
  • Organizations must be classified as a not-for-profit and headquartered in the United States.
  • Consideration for awards will not be given to individuals, medical facilities or research institutions. Nor will applications be accepted for pre-clinical, clinical or translational research programs.
  • Application addresses one of the five “Imagine if . . .” categories:
    • Connections Matter
    • All About You
    • Partners in Research
    • Inform, Engage, Empower
    • Uniting the Care Team
  • Applications will be accepted for:
    • Existing program to be grown or expanded;
    • Pilot project with measurable results; or
    • New data-based idea that requires initial funding
  • Applications where two or more groups are collaborating will receive five extra bonus points added to their final application score.
  • Applications may be for initiatives that are either one or two years in duration (award amount remains the same).
  • Each organization may submit only one entry for one specific activity or program.

Organizations must submit a completed application form by the deadline: 11:59 pm EDT, July 31, 2014.