Important Updates on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to evolve around the world, Otsuka stands united with our global community to navigate this fast moving and complex healthcare event.

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Thank you for your interest in the Otsuka US program for funding of unsolicited and independent grant requests and charitable contributions. Interested organizations may register and submit requests for funding or in-kind support via the new Otsuka Medical Affairs Ecosystem. For your convenience, How to Apply, Our Process, and FAQ links, as well as our Areas of Interest and User Guides are available to assist with the application process. Please Click Here to learn more about the Ecosystem, registration and request application processes. Otsuka US currently funds the following types of requests:
  • Independent Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals (IME)
  • Investigator-Sponsored Studies (ISS)
  • Healthcare-Related and Community-Based Charitable Contributions (CC)


Otsuka is committed to funding innovative education that supports the lifelong learning and continuing professional development of healthcare professionals (HCPs). To be eligible for consideration, education must be designed to improve outcomes by:
  • Delivering education solutions that reinforce learning and change in HCPs through the rigorous application of adult learning principles and scientific evidence
  • Advancing the systems-based practice of medicine
  • Improving the accessibility, quality and delivery of patient care
Please visit the Otsuka Medical Affairs Ecosystem to confirm Otsuka’s current Areas of Interest and funding availability. All grant requests will be considered; however, Otsuka will prioritize requests that align with our areas of interest and emphasize performance- and quality-focused IME for healthcare professionals. For more information about IME grants please visit Sakura IME & CC.


In a continuing effort to address unmet medical needs, Otsuka supports independent, investigator-sponsored studies (ISS). Investigator-sponsored studies should have the potential to impact the disease area being studied.  Research should be clinically sound with attainable objectives. Otsuka may provide financial support and/or study drugs but is not the study sponsor and assumes no sponsor obligations. For more information about the current areas of interest for ISS please visit OAK ISS

Charitable Contributions

Otsuka is committed to better health worldwide and in our communities. To strengthen our community ties, we support nonprofit organizations whose missions align with Otsuka's areas of interest. These may include donations or sponsorships for healthcare-related or community-based programs or activities that:
  • Address the needs of the underserved and/or minority populations
  • Educate and/or advocate on behalf of patients and their families
For more information about charitable contributions please visit Sakura IME & CC. Otsuka US Grants Office | 1 (800) 438-6120 | |