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 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 Grants 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 financial and short-term in-kind equipment loan support for the following programs in North America:

  • Accredited and non-accredited microscopy educational programs 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
  • Clinical fellowships coordinated by medical societies: current priority areas include advanced endoscopy, interventional pulmonology and minimally invasive surgery
  • 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 for mission trips or philanthropic patient care coordinated exclusively through the Committee’s preferred partner, Americares

The Committee does not currently support:

  • Research requests
  • Non-clinical fellowships
  • Clinical fellowships coordinated by universities, medical schools and/or teaching hospitals
  • 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 healthcare professional or microscopist
  • Requests to underwrite course expenses for health care professionals or microscopists
  • Charitable contribution requests from individual health care professionals, microscopists or health care facilities (e.g., golf outings, galas, capital campaigns and related fund-raising activities)

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 or 484-896-3939.

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