Must my organization have an existing relationship with Celgene to apply for the “Impact Innovation” Award

All organizations that meet the Criteria & Rules are welcome to apply. A prior or existing relationship with Celgene is not a requirement.

What if my organization has an existing relationship with a member(s) of the judging panel; will this have any influence on my application?

Our judges may know an organization that chooses to apply, but they also take their jobs very seriously and can be impartial in their evaluation of the applications submitted. Additionally, a scorecard is provided to the judges so that every submission is measured against the same criteria.

We have a program that has been in existence for a number of years (e.g. 5 – 10) and believe it addresses a core challenge. Can we apply for an award in this program?

Yes, as long as your intention is to grow and expand the program and it addresses this year’s theme.

If my organization collaborates with another organization on an application, can we also submit an individual application as well?

We highly value collaboration and encourage you to partner with other organizations. That said, we can only accept one application per organization, regardless of whether it is a collaboration.

When is the application deadline?

Applications are due by the established deadline: 11:59pm EDT on Friday, July 27, 2018.

When will I be notified of my status?

Fifteen (15) finalists will be announced on August 24, 2018. Awards to seven (7) organizations will be announced on September 27, 2018. Organizations awarded will be provided with a live, customized coaching session at Celgene Headquarters in Summit, NJ on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

If my organization were to win, are there restrictions on how the award money must be used?

Winners will receive a grant that must be applied to their proposed initiative.

If I have further questions, whom may I contact?

Celgene’s Advocacy Relations team can assist you with further questions you may have. You can contact them by visiting the “Contact Us” page.