Welcome to the Olympus Health Care and Microscopy Grants Application Site for North America

Note – Registration and a complete grant application must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the proposed event start date.

The Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) Grants Committee (“Committee”) makes decisions pertaining to the support of educational activities benefitting health care professionals, microscopists, patients and related constituencies in the United States and Canada.

Grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) (or similarly designated) not-for-profit organizations. The Committee focuses on educational or patient-benefitting activities organized by independent third parties with a genuine microscopy or medical education function relating to disease states, conditions and/or treatments for which Olympus products are used. The Committee assesses all requests pursuant to Olympus’ Compliance Code and does not make decisions based upon past, present or future opportunities to generate business or goodwill from requestors.

The Committee is currently accepting applications for monetary and short-term in-kind equipment loan support for the following programs in North America:

  • Accredited and non-accredited microscopy educational events or medical educational conferences, symposia and workshops open and advertised to qualified health care professionals from multiple institutions
  • Community health fair events that provide education or medical procedures at no-cost to eligible patient populations
  • Fellowships coordinated by medical societies
  • Capital campaigns benefitting training and educational facilities operated exclusively by medical societies

The Committee is currently accepting applications for the following types of permanent product donations:

  • Permanent equipment donations for training and educational facilities or purposes controlled and operated exclusively by medical and/or microscopy societies in the Americas
  • Equipment or product donations with mission trips or philanthropic patient care coordinated exclusively through the Olympus Grants Committee’s preferred partner, Americares

The Committee does not currently support:

  • Research requests
  • Requests directly benefitting individual health care professionals or microscopists or requests designed to solely benefit health care professionals or microscopists from a single institution, including institution-specific fellowships
  • Funds for travel, lodging, honoraria or meal expenses for any microscopist or healthcare professional
  • Requests to underwrite course expenses for health care professionals or microscopists
  • Charitable contribution requests for individual health care professionals, health care facilities or microscopy facilities (e.g., golf outings, galas, capital campaigns and related fund-raising activities)
  • Requests that constitute or promote an off-label use of Olympus products

Please continue to check this website for periodic updates regarding the Committee’s varying offerings and criteria. Questions may be directed to ocagrants@olympus.com.

To learn more or to begin to apply for a grant, please access the Olympus Grants Application site.

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